Scuba diver drowns on Big Island

SOUTH POINT (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police are investigating a drowning that happened in waters off South Point Tuesday night.

According to Kau police officers, the incident happened at 7:15 p.m.

Officials say Gordon Kimo Lopes of Ocean View entered the water at about 6:45 p.m. About a half-hour later, his friend on shore heard Lopes yelling for help and called 911.

Rescue crews located the 49 year old's body four hours later.

Police are investigating the incident as an accident.

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