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.