A Lincoln man has apparently drowned off a beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports 38-year-old Jonathan Werner had been in Hawaii to officiate a friend’s wedding.
Local media reports say the beach was in the remote Waipio Valley region on the northeast side of the island. Werner had been swimming with his girlfriend Sunday morning. Resuscitation efforts began after he was pulled from the water. They continued after a rescue helicopter landed nearby, but proved unsuccessful.
Werner was the son of former Lincoln City Councilmember Terry Werner.