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Man dies at Spitting Cave 4 days after another jumper was critically hurt

  • (Video: Timothy Hurley and Kat Wade)

    A 21-year-old swimmer died while at Spitting Cave in Portlock on Oahu in Honolulu on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Honolulu Fire Department Captain Scot Seguirant provides the media with an update and a member of the city's ocean safety team reminds swimmers not to swim in the secluded areas.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Brothers Jared, 16, top, and Nathan Garcia, 18, Dylan Prince, 20, and James Prince-Meza, 24, of Palm Desert, Calif., on Wednesday headed for the ladder down to the ocean at Spitting Cave in Portlock.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    ➤ As the ocean recedes, the cave expells water with great force, creating white water and waves.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    ➤ As ocean water is being sucked into Spitting Cave a vortex begins to form.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    ➤ More water is pulled into the cave and the vortex grows larger in size and strength.

A 22-year-old man died Wednesday after he jumped into the ocean at Spitting Cave in Portlock and was retrieved by a scuba diver from 60 feet under the water. Read more

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