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Kona Man Dies of ‘Possible Electrocution’

December 2, 2015, 3:22 PM HST
* Updated December 2, 3:24 PM
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A Kailua-Kona man died Wednesday following what the Hawai’i Police Department describes as a “possible electrocution.”

Kona patrol officers responded to a report of an unresponsive man just before 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, officers found a man, identified as 26-year-old Christopher Volpa, who appeared as if he had fallen out of a tree at a home on the 78-7000 block of Kuakini Highway.

Volpa was reportedly laying on the roadway with burn marks next to a long tree-trimming pole. Police say the pole also had burn marks.

According to police, it was determined that the man had been trimming branches near electrical power lines.

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Volpa was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was officially pronounced dead at 1:38 p.m.

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HPD has ordered an autopsy to determine Volpa’s exact cause of death.

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