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Kailua Village Information Update for May 12th, 2021

The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) has identified a 73-year-old Kailua-Kona man who suffered an apparent sudden cardiac arrest event near Kailua Pier in Kailua Village on the afternoon of Friday, April 30th.

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266 Report No.: 21-034326 After notification of next of kin, the man that was found in need of medical attention at the Kailua Pier on Friday, April 30, 2021, has been positively identified as 73-year-old Stephen Lacey of Kailua-Kona. The investigation is currently classified as a coroner’s inquest pending receipt of the autopsy results. On Friday, April 30, 2021, at approximately 1:16 p.m., Kona Patrol and Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) officers responded to a call at the Kailua Pier of a man in need of medical attention. Upon arrival, Hawaiʻi Fire Department personnel transported Lacey to Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the incident to call Detective Ray Fukada at (808) 326-4646 ext. 281, via email at or the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.


Initial Update on April 30th, 2021:

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) and Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) responded to a report of a medical emergency at Kailua Pier in Kailua Village Friday afternoon (April 30th).

The initial call came in at 1:16 pm Friday afternoon and HFD Crews from the Kailua Fire Station along with HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol and DLNR - DOCARE Officers responded to the scene located at a restroom facility near the Kailua Pier in Kailua Village.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, a 911 call came in for a report of a person (described as a male in his 60s) who had collapsed in the men's restroom near Kailua Pier and reported to be unconscious. Bystanders provided basic medical care until emergency crews arrived at the scene.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Medic personnel conducted a medical assessment of the male patient determined he had suffered an apparent sudden cardiac arrest event and immediately began life-saving measures. Crews then transported the male patient to the Kona Community Hospital in extremely critical condition, where at this time his condition remains unknown.

HPD and DLNR continue to investigate the incident.

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