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Alabama Man Dies After Possible Drowning

June 8, 2021, 4:18 PM HST
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An Alabama man is dead after a possible drowning off of Anaehoomalu Bay Tuesday morning, June 8.

A charter snorkeling boat called 911 to report the incident. Hawai’i Police Department initially responded to the scene at 10:14 a.m. on the report of an unresponsive man pulled out of the waters at the Pentagon mooring in the Waikoloa Beach Resort area.

When Hawai’i Fire Department medics arrived on scene, they performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation before transporting the victim to the Queens North Hawai’i Community Hospital. The unresponsive man was pronounced dead at 11:22 a.m.

The victim was identified as 68-year-old Harry Wakefield of Alabama. Police have begun a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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