KONA, Hawaii (KHON2) — A man is dead after apparently drowning on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Lekeleke Bay on the Big Island.
The Hawaii Fire Department said, firefighters received a 911 call regarding two swimmers in distress just after 3 p.m.
One swimmer had safely made it to shore when crews arrived and only sustained minor injuries.
The second — an unidentified man between 30 and 40 years old — was face-down and unresponsive in the water.
Two Fire Response Specialists were able to secure the body from submerging beneath the surface before a Department helicopter was used to transport it to shore.