Autopsy Results Revealed in Kona Fishing Death

June 2, 2015, 5:18 PM HST
* Updated June 2, 5:20 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department says an autopsy conducted on the body of a man who died Friday has been completed.

Forty-seven-year-old Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona died due to internal injuries that were caused by being struck by the bill of a swordfish.

On Friday morning, police responded to Honokohau Harbor, where they learned that a man has jumped into the water after witnessing a swordfish.

According to reports, the fish was seen thrashing about in the water, leaving Llanes with a puncture wound to his chest.

Bystanders pulled Llanes out of the water. He was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at about 11:30 a.m. Friday.


Police say the death was ruled as accidental.

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