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911 dispatch call reveals more information about deadly incident at a Kona vacation rental

31-year-old Alexander Germany-Wald, of Boston, Massachusetts, and 37-year-old Benjamin Fleming,...
31-year-old Alexander Germany-Wald, of Boston, Massachusetts, and 37-year-old Benjamin Fleming, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.(Hawaii Island Police)
Updated: Mar. 30, 2021 at 6:37 PM HST
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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A newly released 911 dispatch call reveals more information about the 30-year-old man who died at a Kailua-Kona vacation rental Monday.

In the call, an emergency responder said, “CPR is in progress. Per the reporting party who is patient’s friend, patient went unconscious and was drinking alcohol.”

Officers responded to the incident just after 2 a.m. after the victim went unresponsive and stopped breathing, police said. The vacation rental was located in the 75-5800 block of Walua Rd.

Two men accused of manslaughter have been arrested. Police identified them as 31-year-old Alexander Germany-Wald of Boston, Mass. and 37-year-old Benjamin Fleming of Pittsburgh, Penn.

According to Hawaii Island police, the pair was arrested after an apparent altercation between roommates escalated and turned physical.

First responders performed CPR on the victim but attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.

Suspects, Fleming and Germany-Wald, face manslaughter charges as they are being held at the Kealakehe Police Station cellblock pending further investigation.

Charges are pending for the two suspects.

The victim has not yet been publicly identified pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

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