Victim of December Drowning Off Keahole Point Identified

January 18, 2013, 1:19 PM HST
* Updated January 18, 1:21 PM
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A man whose body was recovered off Kona’s Keahole Point on Dec. 29 has been identified as Ryan David Whisler.

According to police, Whisler was found floating face-down 100 yards off shore.

The 40-year-old Kailua-Kona man was a former resident of Centralia, Wash.

According to an obituary that ran Wednesday in The Chronicle newspaper, his family said that he was fond of opihi, despite their inherent risks.

Services for Whisler will be held Sunday in Centralia.

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