Authorities ID man who died in apparent drowning near Rainbow Falls

Published: Mar. 31, 2018 at 12:58 AM HST|Updated: Apr. 3, 2018 at 2:14 PM HST
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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Fire Department has identified the body of the man who died in an apparent drowning at Hilo's Rainbow Falls as Myles Amundson Osgood.

The body of the 20-year-old visitor from Minnesota was found Saturday morning after he went missing while swimming at Rainbow Falls. Osgood's body was located in the pool below the falls.

He was reportedly swimming with a group of three other friends Friday night when he was overpowered by the current and went underwater, the Hawaii County Fire Department said.

"They were swimming in the pond below, and one of the the missing party got fatigued as he was swimming in the pond and they lost sign of him," Darwin Okinaka of the Hawaii County Fire Department said.

Fire crews first arrived on scene around 6 p.m. Friday and combed the waters until the evening.

They suspended operations when darkness fell, and returned to continue the search 7 a.m. Saturday morning. They located and recovered Osgood's body around 10 a.m.

The three others reported no injuries and the man's body has been turned over to HPD for positive identification

Last month, that same river also took the life of 28-year-old Kelly Mrowinski, a traveling Chicago nurse.

Her body was missing for nearly two weeks before crews were able to find her remains.

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