Police respond to possible drowning at Kua Bay 11-28-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Nancy Haitsuka
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 249
Report No. C14031774


Media Release

A Kona man died Tuesday (November 25) in Kona waters.

He has been identified as 52-year-old James Michael Call of Kailua-Kona.

At 4:59 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a report of a possible drowning. The unresponsive victim was found floating in waters 100 yards offshore at Kua Bay. When officers and Fire Department personnel arrived, bystanders were attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Fire/Rescue personnel took over the CPR and transported him to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:04 p.m.

Police do not suspect foul play. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.


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