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40-year-old dies after nighttime diving accident in Hilo

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A 40-year-old man was found unresponsive following a dive offshore Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo.

A 40-year-old man died Friday while diving offshore at Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo.

The Hawaii County Fire Department responded with four units and 11 personnel just before 9 p.m. to discover the man was unresponsive in a shallow tide pool fronting the park, according to a news release. The man was assisted to shore by a friend , HFD said.

A medic extricated the man in a stretcher and transported him to Hilo Medical Center in critical condition, where he later died.

HFD did not provide any further information.

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