Man dies while swimming off Kehena Beach

Man dies while swimming off Kehena Beach
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KEHENA BEACH (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man died Sunday while swimming in waters off Kehena Beach, Big Island fire officials said.

First responders were initially dispatched to a swimmer in distress at around 2:20 p.m.

After searching the area, they located the man on a rocky shoreline area without any signs of life. He was later pronounced dead.

Officials said the victim was overcome by strong surf while swimming.

Hi identity has not been released.

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