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Man dies while participating in a sporting event

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:46 p.m. HST, Apr 27, 2014

A 29-year-old man died Saturday night while participating in a sporting event in Aiea, Honolulu police said. 

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Sheldon Branch of Aiea. A cause of death is not yet available, and an autopsy will likely be conducted Monday, the office said.

Branch's Facebook profile lists him as a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard worker and Leilehua High School graduate originally from Wahiawa. He recently married in August.

Branch became unresponsive around 9:42 p.m., according to police records. The medical examiner noted 9:42 p.m. as the time of his death. 

Police classified the incident as an unattended death and forwarded to case to the homicide division for further investigation.

No other details were made available.

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BIG wrote:
what kind of sporting event ...cheez
on April 27,2014 | 11:20AM
SteveToo wrote:
Typical for the SA...such accurate reporting...LOL
on April 27,2014 | 10:16PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Probably playing Jacks!
on April 28,2014 | 09:41AM
kekelaward wrote:
Lawn darts. Loser of each round shoots a Jagerbomb.
on April 28,2014 | 02:13PM
BuhByeAloha wrote:
Award winning journalism
on April 27,2014 | 12:34PM
usahwn wrote:
You should get facts first instead of doing incomplete and useless half a.. reporting.
on April 27,2014 | 06:51PM
Mike174 wrote:
?? That's the best you can do? Really?
on April 28,2014 | 04:30AM
Nesmith wrote:
Sporting event at 9in the evening? Mmmmmmmmm
on April 28,2014 | 05:08AM
inHilo wrote:
How did this story even make the page? Title should be "Man died."
on April 28,2014 | 06:35AM
kekelaward wrote:
Deep, probing Pulitzer prize type investigative journalism. Even the free copy of the SA on the Bus is too much to pay for this tripe.
on April 28,2014 | 08:15AM
BigOpu wrote:
SA Staff. What, you guys heard it on the scanner then quickly pulled up the guy's FB page? C'mon. Without FB, would this have been in the news?
on April 28,2014 | 08:50AM
username_required wrote:
Man dies, was previously alive.
on April 28,2014 | 09:23AM
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