Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body found floating off the Hāmākua Coast.

At 1:11 p.m. Tuesday (August 16), police received a report of a body floating about a mile north of Honoliʻi Point.

Fire Department personnel recovered a male body, which was taken to Hilo Medical Center. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Police have not identified the man, described as Caucasian, slim, in his mid-30s with red medium-length hair and a red goatee.

Police ask anyone who knows his identity or who has any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.