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North Kona Information Update for December 12th, 2020

Unresponsive male found at Awake'e Bay near Makalawena Beach in North Kona Saturday morning (December 12th).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) and Nevada (Las Vegas) Team


The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a major medical emergency onshore near Awake'e Bay in North Kona Saturday morning (December 12th).

The initial call came in at 6:32 am Saturday morning and HFD Crews from the Kailua and South Kohala Fire Stations along with Chopper 2, Battalion 2, and HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located along the shoreline of Awake'e Bay (just north of Makalawena Beach).

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, a report came in HFD dispatch reporting a person (described as a male in his 40s) was found unresponsive on the shoreline near Awake'e Bay and a friend of the patient immediately began life-saving measures until emergency crews could arrive at the scene.

Due to the location of the patient and rough access to the scene, HFD Crews utilized Chopper 2, where once on scene, they immediately transported the male patient to an awaiting HFD Medic and Crews staged near Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Kua Bay Access Road. Once Chopper 2 arrived at the staging area, HFD Medics took over life-saving measures on the male patient, however later, all life-saving measures were terminated and the male patient was DOA (Dead-On-Arrival).

The male patient was then transported to the Kona Community Hospital, where an official pronouncement of death was made.

HPD continues to investigate the incident.

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