Officials investigating after dive boat captain found dead in waters off Hawaii Island

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Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 8:03 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 8:05 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island officials are investigating after a dive boat captain was found dead in waters off Mahaiula Beach Park.

The Hawaii County Fire Department said a crew member told authorities the captain had stayed onboard during a dive and was missing when they got back.

The captain’s body was later found about 30 yards offshore, following a search of the area involving a fire department helicopter.

Authorities are conducting an investigation to determine the exact cause of death.

This story will be updated.