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Teenage boy dies while kayaking offshore Kapoho Monday (June 6)


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Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:20 p.m. alarm Monday (June 6) to an area one mile south of Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse for a report of a missing kayaker.

Ground crews, medics, a rescue boat along with the fire department’s Chopper One and Two were dispatched. Crews on Chopper One found the kayaker, a teenage boy, underwater approximately 100 yards offshore. Rescue swimmers entered the ocean and recovered the the body using a billy pugh rescue net.

The body was turned over to police. There was no report on the cause of death.

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