Categorized | News

18-month-old boy accidently drowns in Kona


Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the apparent drowning of a toddler in Kailua-Kona as a public accident.

Responding to an 8:58 a.m. call Friday (February 22) Kona patrol officers made contact with a 30-year-old woman on Lamaokeola Street in Kailua-Kona, who reported that she had been watching her 18-month-old son play in a vacant lot. She reportedly turned away for a few seconds. When she looked back, her son was missing.

After searching for 10-15 minutes, the woman found her son floating face down in a plastic tank filled with water. The child was unresponsive when the woman removed him from the tank.

The woman attempted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until Fire Department rescue personnel arrived. They took the boy to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:37 a.m. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The Area II Criminal Investigations Section is continuing the investigation. Police do not suspect foul play.

Leave a Reply



Become a fan on facebook

Photos on flickr

Stock Quotes

NASDAQ4288.81  chart+5.06
S&P 5001857.43  chart+3.99
AAPL95.5459  chart+0.5359
FB100.8201  chart+1.0701
GOOG686.245  chart+3.505
INTC29.05  chart+0.23
MSFT49.83  chart+0.42
ORCL35.47  chart-0.14
QCOM43.7961  chart-0.0939
ALEX29.98  chart+0.19
BOH61.76  chart+0.74
BRN1.5984  chart-0.0386
BYD15.09  chart+0.05
CAGU0.3001  chart+0.0000
CPF19.88  chart+0.18
CYAN4.71  chart-0.09
HA33.84  chart+1.95
HCOM21.20  chart+0.45
HE29.82  chart+0.05
MLP5.1889  chart-0.0219
MRPI0.00  chart+0.00
NNUTU2.87  chart-0.01
PLFF0.055  chart+0.000
TBNK25.96  chart-0.06
TSO74.28  chart+1.33
Feb 9, 2016 / 3:31 pm