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Wailuku man killed in skydiving accident at Hāna Airport in East Maui

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Hāna aerial file photo by Wendy Osher.

Update: 9:57 p.m., Nov. 8, 2022

The victim has been identified as Robert Nunes, 58, of Wailuku.  The Maui Police Department extended condolences to Nunes’ family and friends.

Previous post: Nov. 7, 2022

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A 58-year-old Wailuku man died in a skydiving accident at Hāna Airport in East Maui on Monday afternoon, police said.

The incident was reported at 3:06 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.

Upon arrival, officers performed life-saving measures on the unresponsive man until fire and medic personnel took over; however, those measures proved unsuccessful, according to police reports.

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A preliminary investigation reveals that while on a solo skydiving jump, the victim impacted the ground upon landing. The man was wearing skydiving gear, a helmet, and a deployed parachute.

The victim’s identity is currently being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The investigation is ongoing, and is currently classified as a miscellaneous fatal accident.

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