KONA, Hawaii: Hawaii Police are reporting another death in the waters off Kona today.
From Big Island police:
A Canadian man apparently drowned Wednesday morning (April 11) in waters off Kailua-Kona.
The victim has been identified as 49-year-old William Savage of Okotoks in the Canadian province of Alberta.
At 11:20 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to Kona Community Hospital, where they learned that Savage had been part of a scuba diving tour in waters north of Honokōhau.
A large surge reportedly knocked him off some rocks and into the water. When he failed to surface, tour members pulled him onto the boat , began CPR and took him to Honokōhau Harbor. From there, fire/rescue personnel took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:23 a.m.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The age of Savage was originally reported as 59, but the information was later corrected by police.
A Missoula, Montana man apparently drowned at Kahalu’u Beach Park on Tuesday, and an island resident – 17-year-old John Joel Nicholas Buentipo – lost his life in Kea’au when he drowned at Shipman Beach on Friday.