73-year-old drown­ing vic­tim was vis­i­tor from Wash­ing­ton

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - LOCAL | HAWAII REPORT -

A 73-year-old man who drowned while body­board­ing in Kauai has been iden­ti­fied as By­ron El­men­dorf of Wash­ing­ton state.

Po­lice said El­men­dorf was stand­ing in shal­low wa­ters at Hanalei Bay when he col­lapsed shortly be­fore noon on Nov. 22. Life­guards ad­min­is­tered ad­vanced life­sav­ing mea­sures to no avail. He was trans­ported to Wil­cox Hos­pi­tal, where he was pro­nounced dead. Au­topsy re­sults de­ter­mined drown­ing as the cause of death and heart dis­ease as a con­tribut­ing fac­tor.

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