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Kona man killed by swordfish Friday (May 29)

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A 47-year-old fisherman died Friday (May 29) in Kailua-Kona during a fishing accident.

Responding to a 10:48 a.m.call, police learned that a swordfish had been observed in Honokōhau Harbor and that fisherman Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had jumped into the water with a spear gun. The fish was then seen thrashing about, leaving a puncture wound to the man’s upper chest.

Hawaiʻi County Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and attempted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. They took Llanes to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m.

One Response to “Kona man killed by swordfish Friday (May 29)”

  1. Kia says:

    fighting an opponent who has a weapon is risky business .. R.I.P.

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