Man who died while picking opihi identified

PAUKAA (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who apparently drowned while picking opihi near Paukaa on the Big Island has been identified.

Officials identified the man as 20-year-old Brystan Alidon of Hilo.

Alidon's opihi picking partner was rescued, treading water about 50 yards off shore.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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