The Hawai`i County Fire Department reports a drowning at Kahena Beach on Saturday.
Authorities say crew at arrived at 4:16 p.m. to the bottom of the Kahena cliff by the waters edge to find the patient on the sand surrounded by bystanders performing CPR.
HFD took over resuscitation efforts and performed CPR for 25-30 minutes, per officials. The patient was then extricated up the rocky pathway and transported to Hilo Medical Center.
The male patient, believed to be in his 30’s, has died.
The cause of the drowning has not been determined.