KAILUA-KONA Hawaii – The death of a man while scuba off the Kona coast is being investigated.
Hawaii County police say they have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with the death of 55-year-old man identified as James Uihlein of Fallbrook, California. Uihlein died after becoming unresponsive during a dive off a commercial dive boat.
Police say at 7:12 p.m., Fire Department personnel responded to Honokōhau Harbor, and took Uihlein to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.