WAILUA — Kaua‘i Police Department officers recovered the body of a 41-year-old male out-of-state visitor Monday evening at Kitchens Beach near the Wailua Golf Course.
Witnesses saw the man in the water Monday afternoon, a county press release stated.
Police arrived on the scene around 5:30 p.m. to find the man’s unresponsive body 100 yards south of the Bynum Bridge (Kamalani Kai Bridge) entrance to the beach area in Wailua.
Beach-goers pulled him from the water, a county spokesperson said.
He was pronounced dead at Wilcox Medical Center shortly after 8 p.m.
Officials said the male does not have a permanent address, but arrived on Kaua‘i on Oct. 17, utilizing the state’s pre-travel testing program with a negative test to bypass quarantine requirements.
KPD does not suspect foul play and is withholding more information pending notification of next of kin.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.