HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Police Department is currently investigating a possible drowning that happened at Kehena Beach in Puna District.
The Hawaii Police Department said the incident happened on Sunday, Aug. 21 around 6 a.m.
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A report was made to police about a swimmer in distress.
According to police officials, bystanders pulled the man out from the ocean and started CPR until the Hawaii Fire Department arrived.
Firefighters continued life-saving measures but were unsuccessful, according to police officials.
The 72-year-old man was unresponsive. Police said that he was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around 8:10 a.m.
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Police are asking that if anyone has any information about this incident to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808)-935-3311.