Donald Gonzales dies after being found unresponsive in waters off Hawaii Island

A beloved MMA Veteran from Hawaii has died.


Donald Gonzales passed away in a spearfishing accident last Sunday, according to Hawaii News Now and social media posts from friends and family.

Hawaii Island police said a man pulled from waters off Makuu Point died on Sunday.

Authorities said the 36-year-old Donald Gonzalez of Orchidland was spearfishing with a family member around 4:20 p.m. when he began struggling in the water. Officials said the other diver tried to help him, but he could not do so due to the high surf.

Firefighter crews found Donald Gonzalez floating face down and unresponsive. They performed CPR, but they were unable to revive him.
Gonzalez was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Crews were able to rescue the other diver, who was a 38-year-old man. Officials said he was not injured and refused medical attention.

Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The investigation remains ongoing.


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