Firefighters recover body off fisherman off Big Island

Published On: Jan 06 2014 08:19:00 PM HST
HILO, Hawaii -

Firefighters have recovered a body 15 yards offshore of the Big Island near the mouth of the Wailuku River on Monday.

Firefighters have been searching in this area after a 34-year-old Hilo man was reported missing behind the Hilo Armory.  The fisherman was last seen Saturday afternoon.

Bystanders say he tripped and fell into Wailuku River while fishing from shore.

Police have initiated a coroner's inquest case.

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