A Japanese visitor apparently drowned Monday (October 22) off the Kohala Coast.
At 2:04 p.m., Monday, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of a possible drowning in waters fronting a resort located on Kaniku Drive. Arriving officers learned that resort personnel had pulled an unconscious male snorkeler from the water and attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The 35-year old victim, identified as Takashi Nakayama, was taken to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have classified the case as a coroner’s inquest. They have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
An autopsy has determined that the cause of death for Takashi Nakayama of Japan was saltwater drowning.
Nakayama drowned Monday (October 22) in waters fronting a resort located on Kaniku Drive in South Kohala.