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Man drowns off Hamakua Coast



A 27-year old man apparently drown Friday near Honoka`a in an area known as Kawelas. Fire rescuers were dispatched to the area shortly after 1:45 p.m. and found the man floating face down. 

A rescue swimmer from the county helicopter retrieved the unconscious victim, who was airlifted to shore and transported to Hale Ho`ola Hamakua where he was pronounced dead. 

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