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Keauhou man dies after canoe overturns

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police have initiated a coroner's inquest case in connection with the death of a canoe paddler. 

Kona Patrol officers responded to the Keauhou Pier at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of an overturned double hull canoe. 

When officers arrived, Coast Guard personnel were already on scene. All 10 paddlers from the canoe were back on shore by 7:45 a.m.

A 67-year-old Keauhou man who was non-responsive at the scene was transported by ambulance to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:58 a.m. His identity is being held pending notification of his next of kin.

Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. 

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