Hawaii island fisherman who drowned near Honokaa identified
May 26, 2017 | 69° | Check Traffic

Top News

Hawaii island fisherman who drowned near Honokaa identified


A fisherman who had been swept into the ocean in the area of Kawela’s Beach near Honokaa Friday while picking opihi with two friends has been identified as 27-year-old  James McGivern Jr., of Paauilo.

The Hawaii Fire Department recovered the body and the man was pronounced dead  at the Hale Ho’ola Hamakua Emergency Room.

Autopsy findings indicate that the death was accidental, due to drowning.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.