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Surfer found dead in Haleiwa harbor ID'd

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:36 a.m. HST, Oct 08, 2013

The Medical Examiner's office identified the surfer whose body was found Sunday night in Haleiwa Boat Harbor.

The victim was identified as Jonathan Collins, 45, of Waialua.

Emergency Medical Services said the body was found at 10:43 p.m. and victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Collins was reported missing while surfing.

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dlum003 wrote:
The surf was really small at Haleiwa. Maybe he was a student in one of the 2 million surf and SUP schools that clog the Haleiwa and Puaena surf spots (many unlicensed and uncertified). Wonder how he would up all the way in the harbor?
on October 7,2013 | 11:06AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
on October 7,2013 | 01:13PM
kalekoli wrote:
What a stupid and thoughtless thing to say.
on October 7,2013 | 01:58PM
dlum003 wrote:
just wondering, why's that stupid? If you now anything about that area, it's a ways to get into the harbor. But that's stupid for me to wonder about, so never mind Mr Thoughtful
on October 7,2013 | 02:38PM
IAmSane wrote:
It was just an unnecessary thing to say.
on October 7,2013 | 07:07PM
luv2play wrote:
I'm with Dlum on this. The surf was microscopic there yesterday. When I read the article I wondered the same thing: how did the poor guy end up in the harbor? The report says he had been reported missing, but from where? Logical to wonder how he got there, and doesn't imply that the writer is insensitive to the surfer or his family. I feel for them and hope they find peace, even in what must be a horrible loss.
on October 7,2013 | 08:04PM
IAmSane wrote:
Understood, but if he left out the "Maybe he was a student in one of the 2 million surf and SUP schools that clog the Haleiwa and Puaena surf spots," he would have sounded like less of a douсhe.
on October 7,2013 | 09:41PM
luv2play wrote:
point taken. I ignored that part for the same reasons you made your comment about it being unnecessary. Thanks for clarifying. These accidents are so sad. I used to live in Alaska where many people had their own airplanes and fatal aircraft accidents there were common and hit me the same way. Seems incredibly unfair that such a normal, fun activity for a particular "area" could have such tragic consequences.
on October 7,2013 | 10:53PM
SteveToo wrote:
You bo-zo's never surfed Ali`i beach. There is a current running along the surf side of the break wall right out into the outer harbor. Incoming tide could have brought him in to the harbor.
on October 7,2013 | 08:15PM
luv2play wrote:
thanks, Steve, signed Bozo
on October 7,2013 | 09:05PM
SteveToo wrote:
on October 7,2013 | 09:37PM
Tarakian wrote:
My sympathies to his family.
on October 7,2013 | 01:47PM
SteveToo wrote:
Wonder where he parked. Could have something to do w/this too.
on October 7,2013 | 09:38PM
Anonymous wrote:
Been there, done that....only I opened my eyes to see where the sky was, versus swimming horizontally after a wipe-out. Call that disoriented. Or his board could have hit his head. Prayers to the family......
on October 8,2013 | 06:44AM
wave1 wrote:
I wonder the same thing. How did he get into the boat harbor. The tides are not that significant and the trades generall would blow you away from the harbor. The radio this morning said he was found in the channel, then brought into the harbor by the people who attempted to rescue him. Seems some of you should not be so harsh on others. Aloha
on October 8,2013 | 08:41AM
opihi123 wrote:
these comments just go to show why you can't read an obviously incomplete article written by someone who never has been to the north shore. The guy was surfing miles from the harbor.. the rescue squad brought him there by boat and the paper just picked up what was on the blotter.. live every day pono -
on October 8,2013 | 10:25AM
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