East Hawaii News

Body of a Man Found Floating in Hilo Bay

September 25, 2015, 3:14 PM HST
* Updated September 25, 3:15 PM
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The body of a man was found in Hilo Bay Thursday evening.

According to the Hawai’i Police Department, officers responded just after 8 p.m. to a report of a body floating in the bay.

Officers arrived to the 100 block of Banyan Drive to find a man floating face down about 15 feet from shore.

Hawai’i County Fire Department personnel and HPD officers brought the unresponsive man to shore.

The man was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was officially pronounced dead at 9:02 p.m.

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An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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Police are also attempting to identify the body.

Anyone with information regarding the case should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Those who prefer to maintain anonymity can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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