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Japanese visitor dies in Heeia Kea Pier drowning

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:03 a.m. HST, Aug 14, 2013

A 73 year-old Japanese tourist drowned while snorkeling off Heeia Kea Pier Monday afternoon.

The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy Tuesday and determined Kazuo Takino, of Osaka, Japan, died of accidental drowning.

The incident occurred just before 2 p.m.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, efforts were already under way to try to revive Takino using CPR. Paramedics took Takino to the hospital in critical condition where he died.

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residenttaxpayer wrote:
First time I heard of someone snorkeling off of Heeia pier....usually there are boats coming and going from the pier.....
on August 13,2013 | 01:21PM
kukunaokala wrote:
You are correct, the story shows the level of Journalism that the Star has on staff. It is a total joke these day's, every story is about 40% correct. This is what happens when there is only one game in town, just like our politics!
on August 13,2013 | 07:03PM
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