Visitor From Japan Drowns at Kohala Coast Resort

October 23, 2012, 2:48 PM HST
* Updated October 24, 4:33 PM
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***Updated on Oct. 24 with autopsy results.***

A visitor from Japan drowned Monday off the Kohala Coast, according to the results of an autopsy released Wednesday.

Police responding to a 2:04 p.m. report from the Fairmont Orchid hotel in South Kohala resort found its staff performing CPR on a male snorkeler who had been pulled from the water unconscious.

The 35-year-old victim, Takashi Nakayama, was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

***Updated Oct. 23 to reflect that the drowning occurred at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, which is set within the Mauna Lani Resort.***

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