Elderly man in Hawaii killed after falling into ‘lava tube’ on his property

Elderly man in Hawaii killed after falling into ‘lava tube’ on his property

(*)(**)An elderly man (***)was killed in Hawaii(****) after falling into a underground channel of lava on his own property,(*****) police said Wednesday(****).(******)(**)The victim, who was not immediately identified pending next-of-kin notification, had not been seen for days before police did a welfare check at his home in Hilo on Monday, officials said.(******)(**)”It appeared that he had fallen through a soft area of ground into a lava tube on his property,” police said in a statement.(******)(**)Hawaiʻi Fire Department Rescue personnel responded to the scene and were able to rappel into the lava tube and extract the victim, whose body was approximately (***********************************) feet below the surface, police said.(******)(**)No foul play is suspected.(******)(**)(*******)Lava tubes(****) — natural conduits through which lava moves under the surface of a lava flow — are (********)not uncommon in Hawaii(****), the island state with (*********)scores of volcanoes(****).(******)(**********)(*)(*)(**)(***********)(************)(*************)(**************)(***************)(****************)(*****************)David K. Li(****************)(******************)(*******************)(*****************)(****************)(****)(****************)(******)(**)David K. Li is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.(******)(**********)(**********)(********************)(*********************)Read More(****)

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