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Man, 40, drowns following nighttime diving accident in waters off Hilo – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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    A 40-year-old man was found unresponsive following a dive offshore Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo.

A 40-year-old man has died Friday night following a dive offshore Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo.

The Hawaii County Fire Department responded with four units and 11 personnel just before 9 p.m. to discover the man unresponsive in shallow tide pools fronting the park, according to a news release. The man was assisted to shore by a friend who reported the victim was unresponsive in shallow waters, HFD said.

An HFD medic extricated the man in a Stokes stretcher and transported him to Hilo Medical Center in critical condition, where he later died.

HFD did not provide any further information.

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