Kona Man Dies of ‘Possible Electrocution’
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.
Volpa was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was officially pronounced dead at 1:38 p.m.
HPD has ordered an autopsy to determine Volpa’s exact cause of death.