Fisherman who died after being swept out to sea near Hanauma Bay identified

Fisherman who died after being swept out to sea near Hanauma Bay identified
A fisherman died Thursday after being swept out to sea off Hanauma Bay (Image: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man who was fishing along the coast near Hanauma Bay died Thursday night after being swept out into the ocean, the Honolulu Fire Department said.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner identified him on Friday as 34-year-old Brandt Miyashiro, of Honolulu.

The incident was first reported at around 9:25 p.m., after two other fishermen called 911 to ask for help.

Officials overnight that Miyashiro may have been hit by a large wave while he was fishing.

HFD sent a helicopter up to search for him because ocean conditions were too rough for crews to go out to sea.

Fire officials say they later located Miyashiro’s body floating about 200 yards off shore. He was pronounced dead when he was brought to shore at about 10:40 p.m.

His family has been notified.

This story may be updated.

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