HONOLULU (AP) — A surfer is dead after lifeguards found him floating at a popular Honolulu surfing spot during a south shore swell.
He was surfing Thursday at what’s known as Ala Moana Bowls. Hawaii News Now reports he was found unresponsive in the water and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died.
The medical examiner’s office says an autopsy is scheduled Friday. His identity was not released.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that according to paramedics, a 46-year-old man was taken in serious condition to a hospital after he landed on his neck in the sand while bodysurfing at Sandy Beach Thursday.
Hazardous ocean conditions have kept lifeguards busy. The National Weather Service says storms forming southeast of New Zealand typically send large swells toward Hawaii in June.