Honolulu man dies after falling from Big Island cliff

Published On: Feb 10 2014 07:13:00 PM HST
Keylan Sato
HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police are investigating the death of an Oahu man on Sunday.

Officers say that South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report that a man had fallen from a cliff in Pepe'ekeo at 11:28 a.m. Sunday.

The man was reportedly hiking to shore to dive with friends when he fell off the cliff and landed approximately 80 feet below. Fire Department rescue personnel extricated him from the bottom of Loa Road and took him to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m.

He has been identified as 24-year-old Keylan Sato of Honolulu.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

A public ceremony for Sato is scheduled for Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Life Center pool.

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