Apparent Drowning at Waipio Valley Beach

Hawai`i County Fire Department crews responded to a possible drowning at Waipio Valley Beach at 9:27 a.m. on Wednesday.

Upon arrival, HFD found bystanders performing CPR on a man, possibly in his 50’s.

Chopper 2 transported the man from the beach to the landing zone located at the end of Highway 240. A medic vehicle then transported him to Hale Hoola Hamakua.

HFD officials say the man died.

Limited cell phone reception reportedly delayed the inital 9-1-1 call.

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