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Canadian Tourist Dies While Snorkeling at Kona Beach

Posted March 28, 2013, 11:15 AM HST Updated March 28, 2013, 12:07 PM HST
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A 70-year-old man visiting from Canada apparently drowned Wednesday afternoon while snorkeling at Kahalu`u Beach Park in Kona.

Police officers responding to a 3:40 p.m. call were told that the man, identified as Ian Michael Gordon of Alberta, had become motionless about 40 feet from shore.

A lifeguard brought the man ashore and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The victim was transported to Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:13 p.m.

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An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

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