Oahu man dies in 80-foot fall onto Big Island beach

PEPEEKEO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police say a 24-year-old Oahu man died Sunday after falling while trying to climb down a cliff.

At 11:28 a.m. Sunday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report that a man had fallen from a cliff in Pepeʻekeo. 

The man was reportedly hiking to shore to dive with friends when he fell off the cliff and landed approximately 80 feet below. Fire Department rescue personnel extricated him from the bottom of Loa Road and took him to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. 

He has been identified as 24-year-old Keylan Sato of Honolulu. 

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