Man Dies in Apparent Drowning at Waipio Valley Beach

The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to a report of a drowning at Waipio Valley Beach on Saturday.

HFD crews arrived on scene just before 12:45 p.m. to find an unconscious man in his late 50’s on the beach who had been pulled out of the water.

Bystanders reported that the man had possibly drowned and was located floating face down in about five-feet of water. He was pulled from the waters by the bystanders and CPR was initiated.

HFD crews extricated the man to North Hawai`i Community Hospital. He was pronounced dead.

The exact cause of death is under investigation.