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Kailua-Kona, HI – Man Dies in Paddle Boarding Accident Near Kailua-Kona Park

July 21, 2022

Kailua-Kona, HI (July 21, 2022) – Big Island police were called to investigate when a paddleboarder appeared to drown near a park in Kailua-Kona park on Sunday, July 17th.

The incident took place near the beach in the 5700th block of Ali’I Drive. Hawaii Island Police officers responded at about 4:30 p.m. to reports of a paddleboarder in distress.

The victim, a 63-year-old man from Kona, was unresponsive when bystanders pulled him from the water. They attempted CPR on the victim until paramedics arrived.  

The victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered to establish the precise cause of death.  

Investigators would not say if the victim was paddleboarding with other people at the time of his demise. 

This incident is under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.

Lifeguard Negligence in Hawaii

Kailua-Kona, HI - Man Dies in Paddle Boarding Accident Near Kailua-Kona Park

Very serious injuries can be caused by lifeguard negligence, including:

  • Poolside slips and falls
  • Head trauma
  • Fractured bones/Broken bones
  • Drowning
  • Brain injuries
  • Fatalities

Although the nature and extent of these injuries vary, any time someone is injured or killed due to someone else’s negligence, they are eligible to bring a claim of personal injury to safeguard their rights and secure the compensation they deserve.

Moreover, it might not be only the lifeguard on duty who is liable for your injuries. Other potentially liable parties may include:

  • Property owner
  • Property manager
  • Another lifeguard
  • Person in charge of training

Based on the facts of your specific case, one or more of the above-listed people could be held accountable for your financial compensation. The experienced lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner can determine who is responsible and help you file a suit. 

Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience dealing with these kinds of cases and are prepared to guide you and your family through the legal process.

Contact our Hawaii lifeguard negligence lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free assessment of your potential claim to discover what legal options are available to you.   

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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