Unnamed person dies picking opihi at Opihikao, 1919.


We were informed that a Hawaiian was lost to the sea very close to Opihikao, Puna; when he went to pick opihi, strong waves pounded down on him and he was lost to the sea, and perhaps it is because he did not know much about the current that his body was lost and nothing more was seen of him up until the time when we are at print. He left behind a young wife and small children on this side of the river [of death]. We cannot recall his name, but it was indeed truly told of this Hawaiian man lost to the sea. One thing that is known about those days is that they were days when the waves were very strong, and this Hawaiian knew how hard the waves were breaking and he dared to go gathering opihi, and this going ended up being tragic for his life. With his wife is the aloha of the people of Puna.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 11/13/1919, p. 3)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XIII, Helu 24, Aoao 3. Novemaba 13, 1919.


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