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Man dies while spearfishing off Big Island

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HONOLULU (AP) - The body of a 27-year-old man has been recovered in waters off Pebble Beach on the Big Island.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the man was spearfishing Wednesday afternoon off South Kona.

A witness at about 4 p.m. saw the man dive and not surface. The witness called 911.

Emergency responders from the Hawaii County Fire Department spotted the man and rescue personnel brought him to shore.

Paramedics determined the man had died.

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