Monday, June 27, 2022|
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Police are investigating the possible drowning of a 64-year-old California man in Kona.
At 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to Honokohau Small Boat Harbor for a report of a man who went unconscious while participating in a dive tour.
Officers determined that the dive tour boat had left the harbor shortly after 4 p.m. and was 50 yards from shore when one of the divers became unresponsive. CPR was administered for 45-60 minutes until the boat arrived back at the harbor. Medical personnel continued CPR on the man however, he was still unresponsive.
The man, identified as Larry Bullock of San Diego, was taken to Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:33 p.m.
A coroner’s inquest has been initiated and an autopsy ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
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