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The 71-year-old man - who has not been identified - had not been heard or seen for several days, leading the authorities to go to his hometown in Kaumana, Hilo on Monday

Man, 71, dies after falling on his Hawaii property in a LAVA TUBE while pruning branches

  • The 71-year-old man – who has not been identified – had not been heard or seen for several days
  • Authorities responded to his home in Haumana, Hilo, and established his body
  • Rescue team of the Hawaii fire brigade responded to the scene and repelled to submerge the 22ft victim
  • He was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, but was declared dead
  • An autopsy performed on Tuesday determined that the man died as a result of & # 39; injuries consistent with falls & # 39 ;.
  • Lava tubes exist everywhere in subterranean Hawaii
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Hawaii police are investigating the death of an elderly man who fell into a lava tube on his property, according to a press release from Wednesday.

The 71-year-old man – who has not been identified – had not been heard or seen for several days, leading the authorities to go to his hometown in Kaumana, Hilo on Monday.

The responding officers arrived at about 8:30 am and found the body of the man, the release of the Hawaii police states.

The 71-year-old man - who has not been identified - had not been heard or seen for several days, leading the authorities to go to his hometown in Kaumana, Hilo on Monday

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The 71-year-old man – who has not been identified – had not been heard or seen for several days, leading the authorities to go to his hometown in Kaumana, Hilo on Monday

Responding officers arrived at about 8:30 am and located the man's body (stock)

Responding officers arrived at about 8:30 am and located the man's body (stock)

Responding officers arrived at about 8:30 am and located the man's body (stock)

Authorities determined that the man went through a & # 39; soft area & # 39; land had fallen on his property in a lava pipe.

Rescue team of the Hawaii fire brigade responded to the scene and repelled to submerge the 22ft victim.

He was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, but was declared dead.

An autopsy performed on Tuesday determined that the man died as a result of & # 39; injuries consistent with falls & # 39 ;.

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& # 39; In this case no cheating is suspected & # 39 ;, the release concludes.

The man was taken to the Hilo Medical Center but was declared dead

The man was taken to the Hilo Medical Center but was declared dead

The man was taken to the Hilo Medical Center but was declared dead

HPD Maj. Robert Wagner told Big Island now that the man & # 39; pruned some branches in his garden & # 39; when the accident occurred.

Authorities are busy informing the man's relatives.

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Lava tubes exist everywhere in subterranean Hawaii and are made when the top layer of lava flow solidifies, but an undercurrent of lava flows under it, according to Atlas Obscura.

The hollow core is created when the lava runs away completely. Lava pipes are accessible when their roofs have collapsed.

Lava tubes exist everywhere in subterranean Hawaii and are created when the top layer of lava flows solidifies, but an undercurrent of lava flows underneath

Lava tubes exist everywhere in subterranean Hawaii and are created when the top layer of lava flows solidifies, but an undercurrent of lava flows underneath

Lava tubes exist everywhere in subterranean Hawaii and are created when the top layer of lava flows solidifies, but an undercurrent of lava flows underneath

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