Police Investigating Possible Drowning in Hōnaunau Bay

April 22, 2022, 9:07 PM HST
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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.

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