Father remembers son killed in boating accident

  • Ben Keely with wife Christina, newborn son Everett Charles and daughter Grace. Keely died after being involved in a boating accident Saturday night when the vessel he was on ran aground along the shoreline fronting the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole. (Courtesy of Christina Keely/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Ben Keely with his newborn son Everett Charles. Keely died after being involved in a boating accident Saturday night when the vessel he was on ran aground along the shoreline fronting the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole. (Courtesy of Christina Keely/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The hardest thing Wayne Keely said he’s ever done in his life was writing his son’s obituary.