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Sport-fishing Community Raises Money for Family of Randy Llanes

Mourns the loss of Kona captain killed in spearfishing accident by swordfish

June 2, 2015
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Randy Llanes

Randy Llanes Died Suddenly in a Spearfishing Accident in Kona

Courtesy of Randy Llanes Facebook Memorial Page

Randy Llanes, a sport-fishing captain from Kona, Hawaii, died in a tragic spearfishing accident with a swordfish on Friday, May 29th. Members of the sport-fishing community are mourning the loss and pulling together to help support his family by setting up a GoFundMe page titled, “LTW…Llanes That’s Why!”.

According to the story from the West Hawaii Times, “Randy Llanes, 47, had dived into Honokohau Harbor with flippers and a speargun, and speared the fish in the southeast corner of the boat harbor around 10:30 a.m. Friday. The billfish then went into a frenzy, circled and came back around on Llanes, striking him in the chest.”

Llanes was prounounced dead upon arrival at the hospital, despite efforts from responders and emergency crews.

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As of noon EST on June 2, 2015, the fundraising page for Randy llanes’ family had raised $16,370 of the $20,000 goal.

To donate or to find out more about the fundraising effort, click here.

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