Man nearly drowns in waters off Puna

PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 37-year-old man nearly drowned offshore of Waawaa near Orr's Beach on the Big Island.

The incident happened at 3:37 p.m. on Saturday.

Rescue personnel located the man under water about 10 yards offshore. Divers were able to bring the victim to the surface and was transported to Hilo Medical Center.

Hawaii police are investigating the incident.

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