Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Hōnaunau Bay
Hawai‘i Island police are actively investigating a possible drowning that occurred at Hōnaunau Bay – also known as “Two Step” – on Thursday afternoon, April 21.
Shortly after 2 p.m. police responded to Hōnaunau Bay after a Hawai‘i visitor reported finding the body of an unresponsive man floating approximately five yards offshore. The visitor pulled the man’s body from the water and instructed a bystander to call 911 while he administered CPR until Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel arrived on scene.
The 31-year-old unresponsive man was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 2:56 p.m.
Police have identified the man as a visitor from Washington State and are withholding the man’s identity pending notification of next of kin.