Firefighters recover decomposing body from North Kohala waterfall

Published: May. 29, 2017 at 9:28 AM HST|Updated: May. 29, 2017 at 9:55 AM HST
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NORTH KOHALA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island fire crews recovered the body of a decomposing male on Sunday after it was spotted floating in a pool at the bottom of a large waterfall, officials said.

The body was reported to authorities by kayakers on Sunday morning in an area south of Honopue Valley in North Kohala.

Officials were able to airlift the body out of the area. In addition to being semi-decomposed, the authorities said the body was partially clothed.

Fire officials did not say how the victim may have died. Police are still investigating.

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