Kekaha man drowns after after hitting head in water

LIHU’E — A 53-year-old Kekaha man died at Queens Memorial Hospital Tuesday

three days after he was pulled unconscious from waters off Kekaha Beach where

he had gone swimming.

Stanley Bucasas’ death was the result of drowning

and lack of oxygen to his brain, according to an autopsy done by the Honolulu

City and County Medical Examiners Office.

Kaua’i police said Bucasas struck

his head on the sandy bottom off a beach area known as “Intersections” at 3

p.m. last Saturday.

Beachgoers saw Bucasas in trouble and brought him back

to shore. He was transported by ambulance to Kaua’i Veterans Memorial

Hospital and was medivaced to the O’ahu hospital for more extensive

treatment.

Bucasas’ death is the third drowning off Kaua’i waters this

year.

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