Opihi picker dies after being swept off Kau cliff by big wave - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Opihi picker dies after being swept off Kau cliff by big wave

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NAALEHU, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 54-year-old Naalehu man died Wednesday after a large wave swept him into the ocean while picking opihi.

Authorities identified the man as Duane A. Breithaupt.

They said he was at Kahakahakea Point in Kau with family members when he got into trouble.

Firefighters responded and found his body about 40 to 50 ft. offshore.

He was taken to Kau Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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