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Man who died snorkeling near Kaneohe sandbar is identified

By Star-Advertiser staff

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The Medical Examiner's Office has identified that 65-year-old visitor from Japan who died after being pulled from waters near the Kaneohe Sandbar on Saturday as Kiyoshi Kurimoto.

An autopsy will be done to determine cause of death.

Kurimoto was from Shizuoka, Japan.

The victim who was part of an organized snorkeling group when he was taken from Kaneohe Bay to the hospital where he died.







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soundofreason wrote:
Seems like these kind of stories are quite frequent. Does snorkeling activity cause some kind of strain on the body? Should older adults avoid?
on February 17,2014 | 08:11AM
kiragirl wrote:
Why wasn't the snorkeling company personnel around in case their customers run into trouble? My guess is that the least employees mean higher profits. Do the snorklers sign a waiver exempting the company from liability?
on February 17,2014 | 09:13AM
richierich wrote:
Yes, snorkelers do sign a waiver exempting the company from all liability. However, I doubt that waiver will hold much wait in a court of law as there are plenty of cases where such waivers have been proven ineffective.
on February 17,2014 | 10:01AM
kiragirl wrote:
Especially if negligence was involved. Then waivers are signed for scuba, parasailing and other ocean activities as well.
on February 17,2014 | 11:33AM
Bantam wrote:
Terrible for anyone to die while doing recreational activity. But shouldn't they have presence of mind to realize certain activities may be too much risk for them? I suspect lots of these operations at sandbar are not licensed or insured; tourists are dropped off in personal vehicles and board unseaworthy vessels.
on February 17,2014 | 03:41PM
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