Man who died after jumping off Laie Point identified

Man dies after jumping off Laie Point
Published: Aug. 5, 2017 at 7:59 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 6, 2017 at 8:10 PM HST
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(Image: Hawaii News Now/file)
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LAIE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A weekend outing turned fatal on Oahu's North Shore, claiming the life of 38-year-old Gino Caspillan, according to officials.

Witnesses say a Caspillan jumped off Laie Point and wasn't able to make it back up the cliff.

The incident happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lifeguards and rescue crews conducted a tricky rescue, and were eventually able to bring the man to shore. Crew needed to work their way down the cliffside to reach Caspillan.

They conducted CPR until paramedics arrived. Caspillan was then transported to a hospital where he died sometime Saturday night.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine his exact cause of death.

Witness video from the scene showed windy conditions with rough surf.

Authorities strongly discourage people from jumping off remote areas where there are no lifeguards. In this case, swimmers faced hazardous conditions, and 6 to 10 foot faces with wind.

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