UPDATE: Man Identified from Maka’iwa Bay Drowning
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.
A man was pulled to shore Monday morning after he was found floating in waters at Maka’iwa Bay in South Kohala.
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.
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.
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.