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Man, 77, Dies While Spear-Fishing Off Coconut Island

October 5, 2012, 5:13 PM HST (Updated October 5, 2012, 5:14 PM) · 0 Comments
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Police said a 77-year-old man died today while spear-fishing off Coconut Island.

Fire department personnel responding to an 11:20 a.m. call found the man on shore and unresponsive. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The man has not been identified.

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An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.

Coconut Island, also known as Moku Ola, is located in Hilo Bay.

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