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Hawaii island teen dies in fall

WAIMEA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 17-year-old Honokaa boy was killed in a 90-foot fall Thursday. Police say Shea Walling was climbing out of the Mamaewa Gulch in south Kohala when he slipped and fell to the bottom.

A friend who was hiking with him also slipped. Both were rescued by firefighters. Walling was transported to Kona Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:38 PM Thursday.

Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and have classified the incident as a coroner's inquest.

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