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Diver dies in waters off Po‘ipu

POIPU — Rescuers recovered the body of a 64-year-old diver in waters off Keoniloa Bay in Poipu on Sunday.

The man’s identity has not yet been released.

According to a preliminary report, KPD dispatch received a report of a boat hitting a diver about 12:40 p.m. on Sunday. A dive flag or visible float were not present at the time of the incident, according to the report.

Kauai Fire Department and Ocean Safety Bureau personnel responded to a report of the diver about 12:50 p.m. The diver’s body was located about 1:20 p.m. and was transported by OSB officials to Shipwreck’s Beach.

AMR medics took over advanced resuscitation efforts while in transport to Wilcox ER. He was pronounced dead by a medical doctor at Wilcox ER.

2 Comments
  1. Debra Trenton October 10, 2019 4:47 pm Reply

    What was the divers name?


  2. kauai resident October 11, 2019 12:19 am Reply

    I know the victim.. he did my taxes for several years.. a really nice guy


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