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Diver death 07-06-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Sergeant George Makua
Phone: 961-2213
July 6, 2011
Report No. C11016973

Media Release

Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with the death of a diver Friday (July 1) in waters off Hilo.

At 9:12 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of an unresponsive man at Waiolena Beach Park in the Keaukaha area.

A 52-year-old man identified as Mickey McGuire of Keaʻau had been scuba diving and was found unresponsive 25-feet underwater. Fire Department rescue personnel took him to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:42 a.m.