I clipped the following from an email that was sent to me just now… too tired to translate it:
Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a likely drowning in Kona over the weekend.
A 40-year-old Kailua-Kona man, who had been swimming in an area of high surf, was floating face down in the water and appeared unresponsive. Fire Department personnel pulled him from the water, attempted life-saving measures, and took him to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death
A Canadian man apparently drowned Wednesday morning (April 11) in waters off Kailua-Kona.
The victim has been identified as 49-year-old William Savage of Okotoks in the Canadian province of Alberta.
At 11:20 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to Kona Community Hospital, where they learned that Savage had been part of a scuba diving tour in waters north of Honokōhau.
A large surge reportedly knocked him off some rocks and into the water. When he failed to surface, tour members pulled him onto the boat , began CPR and took him to Honokōhau Harbor. From there, fire/rescue personnel took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:23 a.m.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.