Denver man drowns at Kehena

Hawaii Island police are investigating the possible drowning of a 53-year-old man visiting from Colorado Saturday morning at Kehena Beach in lower Puna.

Puna patrol officers responded at about 8:13 a.m. to Kehena after receiving information that a man was unresponsive and not breathing after being pulled from the water.


CPR was administered by a bystander and Hawaii Fire Department medics, but the man was pronounced dead at Hilo Benioff Medical Center.

The victim has been positively identified as Timothy Zedalis of Denver.

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation to determine the exact cause of death. No foul play is suspected.

Anyone with information regarding this incident to is asked to contact the police nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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