Autopsy Results Revealed in Kona Fishing Death
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.