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Kona Information Update for May 3rd, 2019

Apparent Drowning Incident at Kealakekua Bay Friday morning (May 3rd)

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department responded to report of an apparent drowning incident at Kealakekua Bay in Captain Cook, South Kona on Friday Morning (May 3rd).


The initial call came at 9:59 am Friday morning and crews from the Captain Cook Fire Station responded to the scene at Kealakekua Bay. Upon the arrival of HFD personnel, the female victim, who was aboard a private commercial snorkel/dive vessel on an adventure of Kealakekua Bay at the time of the incident, was found by personnel aboard the vessel floating face down and unresponsive in the water. Personnel immediately brought the victim aboard and initiated CPR and other life saving measures. Then later brought the victim back to until they were able to rendezvous with HFD personnel on shore.


Once on scene and personnel from the vessel were on shore, HFD personnel immediately took over life-saving measures and transported the female victim (described as female to be in here mid to late 60's) to the Kona Community Hospital in extremely critical condition and where she was later pronounced dead.

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