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Waikoloa Information Update # 2 for February 13th, 2021

A male jogger in critical condition after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest in the Puakō Petroglyph Park Saturday morning (February 13th).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Kamuela) Team


The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a major medical emergency at the Puakō Petroglyph Park near the Mauna Lani Resort area (near Holoholokai Beach Park) Saturday morning (February 13th).

The initial call came in at 10:03 am Saturday morning and HFD Crews from the South Kohala Fire Station along with HPD Officers from the South Kohala Patrol responded to the scene located on the trail in the Puakō Petroglyph Park.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from bystanders reporting a jogger (described as a male approximately in his 40s) had collapsed on the trail in the Puakō Petroglphy Park, however, upon further investigation by bystanders, they determined the male had become unresponsive and suffered an apparent cardiac arrest event. They immediately began life-saving measures until emergency crews arrived at the scene.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews took over life-saving measures from bystanders and later extricated the male patient off the trail, to where an HFD Medic later transported the male patient to the North Hawaii Community Hospital in critical condition.

HPD continues to investigate the incident.

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