The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to a report of a swimmer in distress at End of the World, north of Lekeleke Bay, in Keauhou on Tuesday.
HFD officials arrived on the scene at 9:44 a.m. to find that canoe paddlers had loaded the victim onto the canoe and headed towards Keauhou Pier. A medic unit met the paddlers and performed life saving measures on the victim.
The 75-year-old man was transported to Kona Community Hospital. MFD reports that he has died.