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Police identify Puna drowning victiim

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Hawaii County police identified the 37-year-old man who drowned March 23 in Puna as Jay Patrick Corbett of Colorado.

Puna police said Corbett, of Gunnison, Colo. had been jumping off cliffs into the water at Orr’s Beach in the Waa Waa with friends when he became caught in the current and pulled under.

Firefighters retrieved the victim from the water and took him to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounce dead.

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