Man swept into ocean while picking opihi in Pahoa

A man is dead after being swept into the ocean while he was picking opihi.

It happened at around 9:30 a.m. Friday near Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse in Pahoa.

Fire officials say two bystanders and lifeguards tried to help the man, but by the time they got him out of the water, he had died.

His identity has not been released.

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