Holualoa man apparently drowns at Kua Bay


A 54-year-old man died last week in waters off Kua Bay in North Kona, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Police said the victim was identified as Robert Gregory Osborne of Holualoa.

At 1:25 p.m. on April 16, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of an unresponsive man who had been pulled from the water at Kua Bay. Officers learned he had been observed floating and was pulled to shore by bystanders, who attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Fire Department personnel arrived and took him to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. At autopsy revealed that he died of saltwater drowning, police said.