Man ap­par­ently drowns in wa­ters off Hilo

West Hawaii Today - - Opinion -

KAILUA-KONA — A man ap­par­ently drowned Satur­day while swim­ming in wa­ters off Hilo.

Re­spond­ing to the 3:46 p.m. re­port, fire res­cue per­son­nel ar­rived at the area, lo­cated just off­shore of Lil­i­uokalani and Co­conut parks, to find a per­son per­form­ing car­diopul­monary re­sus­ci­ta­tion on the man.

Ac­cord­ing to a Hawaii Fire De­part­ment me­dia re­lease, the per­son had no­ticed the man float­ing face down in the wa­ter, but ini­tially thought it was a snorkeler, un­til re­li­az­ing it was a body bob­bing in the wa­ter. They sub­se­quently waded out to the man, pulled him onto the rocks and be­gan CPR.

Res­cue per­son­nel took over re­sus­ci­ta­tion ef­forts and trans­ported the man to Hilo Med­i­cal Cen­ter in crit­i­cal con­di­tion. He later died.

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