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Opihi Picker Dies Offshore Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse

June 12, 2017, 12:17 PM HST
* Updated June 12, 12:19 PM
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Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse. Google map.

Hawai‘i County Fire Department personnel arrived at Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse
on Friday, June 9, 2017, in response to a report of an opihi picker who was swept into the ocean by wave action.

They arrived at 9:58 a.m. to find an unresponsive male in offshore waters.

Two bystanders assisted the victim away from the rocky shoreline and were met by lifeguards on Ski-1.

The victim, in his 60s, was pulled from the water by fire department rescue personnel via a Billy Pugh net.

The victim was transported to an awaiting medic at the lighthouse for emergency medical services assessment.

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The victim was found to have no signs of life and was released to the Hawai‘i Police Department.

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