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Bodyboarder pronounced dead off Kahala Beach identified

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    HONOLULU, Hawaii (KITV) — The Medical Examiner identified the bodyboarder who died Wednesday off Waialae Beach Park as 44-year-old Robert Szymanski of Honolulu.

Just before 5 p.m. on April 27, Honolulu Ocean Safety and the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) responded to a 911 call for a missing bodyboarder off Kahala Beach.

HFD reported that Szymanski disappeared after being heard screaming for help. An HFD helicopter crew spotted Szymanski’s board near a six-foot shark and crews later found his body in the water.

Szymanski’s body was found at 6:30 p.m. He was pronounced him dead at the scene.

No other information has been released including an exact cause of death. The case remains under investigation.

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