HPD Investigates Maka’iwa Bay Drowning

A drowning that occurred in South Kohala this morning is being investigated by the Hawai`i Police Department.

At 9:37 a.m., patrol officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man was pulled out of Maka’iwa Bay which is located off of South Kaniku Drive in the Kohala Coast resort area.

When police arrived, Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation before transporting the victim to North Hawai’i Community Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 10:55 a.m.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police have begun a coroner’s inquest and ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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