Drowning Reported at Kua Bay
The victim of a Tuesday drowning at Kua Bay has been identified.
The Hawai’i Police Department says 52-year-old James Michael Call of Kailua-Kona was found floating about 100 yards offshore of Kua Bay late in the afternoon. Police responded to the drowning call just before 5 p.m.
By the time HPD and Hawai’i County Fire Department personnel had arrived, onlookers had attempted to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victim. Fire/Rescue personnel continued CPR attempts before transporting the drowning victim to Kona Community Hospital. Call was pronounced dead that evening at 6:04 p.m.
Police does not believe that foul play had a role in Call’s death, but an autopsy has been ordered to figure out the cause of death.