Posted on March 28, 2013 by Damon
A 70-year-old Canadian man apparently drowned Wednesday (March 27) at Kahaluʻu Beach Park.
Responding to a 3:40 p.m. call, Kona police officers learned that witnesses had observed a swimmer snorkeling when he became motionless about 40 feet from shore. A lifeguard brought the man ashore and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:13 p.m.
He has been identified as Ian Michael Gordon of Alberta, Canada.
Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest and are awaiting autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death.
Filed under: aloha, Announcements, Environment, Hawaii, Health, Legal, Tourism | Tagged: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Drowning in Hawaii | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 10, 2011 by Damon
Big Island police are investigating a possible drowning in waters off the coast of Ka’ohe, South Kona.
Responding to a 10:11 a.m. call on January 9, officers learned that a 51-year-old woman, identified as Jodi Kessler of Hartland, Wisconsin, was snorkeling with family members when she became distressed and began to struggle to stay afloat. Family members were able to get her to shore and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Fire/Rescue personnel took Kessler to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:41a.m.
The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
Filed under: Announcements, Kona, Rumors | Tagged: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Hawaii, Jodi Kessler, Kailua-Kona | Leave a Comment »