Male Body Found on Shoreline in North Kohala

The Hawaii Police Department is currently investigating a male body found on the shoreline rocks in the area of “Hapu’u” near Kapanai’a in North Kohala on the Big Island.

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Situation Found at Scene:

Shoreline fisherman reported seeing a body on the shoreline rocks in the area of “Hapu” near Kapanai’a in North Kohala. Access to area is only via four wheel drive vehicles. On arrival of Hawaii Fire Department North Kohala units, they confirmed finding a lifeless male body approx 30-40 years 80′ down cliff on rocky shoreline.

Cause:

Undetermined. Under investigation by HPD.

Remarks:

Waited for HPD detectives to investigate incident. Victim found on shoreline rocks approx. 80 feet below a cliff where a unattended vehicle was found.. Due to terrain, rescue personnel stationed in Kailua-Kona also responded to assist in recovery of victim. Victim was then brought to North Kohala Hospital by HPD . At this time, cause of death unknown and is being investigated by Hawaii Police Department.

 

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