Man dies after found floating in waters off Big Island

HILO, Hawaii — Authorities say a man was found dead after floating face down in water in a remote area off the northern shore of the Big Island.

The Hawaii County Fire Department says the man who was in his 50s was found Saturday in about 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water at Waipio Valley Beach.

Authorities say bystanders pulled the man from the water and attempted CPR until emergency crews arrived.

Because of the remote location, a helicopter transported the man to an ambulance waiting at Waipio Lookout. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities say an autopsy will be conducted to determine the man’s cause of death. Authorities have not yet released the man’s identity.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.