Male visitor body recovered at Kitchens

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.

6 Comments
  1. Truth sometimes hurts October 21, 2020 8:47 am Reply

    “Arrived without a permanent address”. This says it all. Another homeless mainland person coming to Kauai to live of our system & burden the taxpayers. Perhaps Medicaid needs to start to offer free swimming lessons?


    1. Debra Kekaualua October 22, 2020 6:02 am Reply

      Tgi should reflect on their publishing about the “instant karma shark bite” that was linked to a young couple demise after returning from an adventure to laswages OR there are gnarley peeps that are continuing to murder seals, chix’s, dogs, cats and turtles! next on this “sharks’ list, somebodys’ keiki. Kauai has become a loose ‘Ballistic Missile’ canon and the military influx of arrivals is being played foreward as are all the other “cut bait” comments via our SUP-posed hierarchy of fake CoK, KPD, and P.A. kollar idea to “repurpose” and takeover the adolescent treatment center behind Kalepa, makai of the kauai shooting range facility, next to the hydropower plant operated by yuki’s husband, the “taylor camp” videographer turned pilauticians, who are actively “killing us softly” with their bait knives!


    2. Kauaidoug October 22, 2020 8:12 am Reply

      Hurts, you assume way too much and your comment is offensive and a bit judgemental. Certainly not Aloha. Anyone remember Aloha? Please remember this was a human being. What if a relative or a loved one of this individual were to read your comments? You should be ashamed.


  2. You people have no heart October 22, 2020 4:12 am Reply

    This person unfortunately died while swimming on Kauai. The fact that he didn’t have a permanent address on Kauai does not make him a homeless. Nor is it a reason to attack him.

    This person has parents and maybe a family, children. Be kind.


    1. Thefriend October 30, 2020 1:25 am Reply

      Thank you for doing what I couldn’t until now and that was stand up for him. He has been identified as my best friend since the 6th grade. He had a permanent address on the mainland. He wasn’t a saint but he had more respect for the islands than any other tourist ever could. He had his issues but he is still loved beyond any measure and had the biggest heart. I had to tell our friends today. More than 100 mourn. NM 29yrs of being my best friend.


  3. Islandjaz October 22, 2020 5:32 pm Reply

    Sad to see the unkind comments about the loss of a man’s life. We didn’t know him, but he probably came here looking for a little respite. We are the bearers of Aloha.


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