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Police identify Puna drowning victiim

By Star-Advertiser staff


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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allie wrote:
RIP The oceans can be dangerous
on April 1,2013 | 02:41PM
Kaluu wrote:
Auwe for the man and his family. But what kind of news writing is this? What in the world does, "in the Waa Waa," mean? Is that the ahapuaa or something? Why would that be relevant? And what about, "was pronounce"? Auwe no hoi!
on April 2,2013 | 07:37AM
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