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Police officer tumbles into ocean with man fighting them

MEDIA RELEASE

On, (March 26), at approximately 5:51 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a disorderly local male at the shoreline fronting a local restaurant establishment in the 75-5000 block of Kahakai Road in Kailua-Kona.

When arriving on scene, patrol officers found the male party on a rocky ledge overlooking the ocean.  While making contact a confrontation ensued causing the responding officer and the male to tumble into the water where the altercation continued.

Police are seeking witnesses who were in the area and  may have observed and/or recorded the confrontation to contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 or via email at jerome.manuel@hawaiicounty.gov or call the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311. 

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