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UPDATE: Man Identified from Maka’iwa Bay Drowning

May 15, 2017, 3:04 PM HST
* Updated May 18, 12:18 PM
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UPDATE: May 18, 2017: Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died after being pulled out of Makaʻiwa Bay on May 15, 2017, as 66-year-old Mark Pine of Walnut Creek, CA.

An autopsy determined that he died as a result of a medical condition.

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A man was pulled to shore Monday morning after he was found floating in waters at Maka’iwa Bay in South Kohala.

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Patrol Officers responded to the report that an unresponsive man was pulled out of the water at Maka’iwa Bay in the Kohala Coast resort area at around 9:37 a.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Upon police arrival, Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation before transporting the victim to North Hawai’i Community Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 10:55 a.m.

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The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police have begun a coroner’s inquest and ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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