A 36-year-old man died Monday, Feb. 8, after jumping off a cliff into waters off Kailua-Kona.
He has been identified as William H. Holman of Auburn, Washington.
In response to an 11:38 a.m. call, police learned that Holman went into the ocean from a popular but dangerous cliff jumping area called “End of the World” at Lekeleke Bay, and then cried out for help before disappearing into the water.
Witnesses say he was trying to climb up some rocks when he was swept away by large waves.
Fire/Rescue personnel and the U.S. Coast Guard searched the area for the missing man. Holman’s submerged body was located at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
A coroner’s inquest has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death. The case is classified as a coroner’s inquest.