POSTED: 09:55 p.m. HST, Dec 29, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 01:29 a.m. HST, Dec 30, 2012
A man believed to be in his 40s apparently drowned Saturday while picking opihi in an area off OTEC Road in Kona.
The victim reported went to pick opihi around 9 a.m. and was spotted around 3:30 p.m. floating face down about 100 yards off shore.
Hawaii County fire rescue personnel recovered the man’s body.