HPD Investigates Possible Drowning in Kohala
At 6:34 p.m. on Dec. 5, officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man had been pulled out of a pool at a private home off South Kaniku Drive.
When police arrived, Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics were transporting the victim to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital.
He was pronounced dead Monday, Dec. 12, at 3:58 p.m.
The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Gavaskar Atyam of Redmond, Washington.
Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.