Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 36° Partly Cloudy
News >  Spokane

Spokane doctor dies in Hawaii

UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

A Spokane doctor who was vacationing in Hawaii was reported to have died Sunday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Coast guardsmen responded to a call from a tugboat that a body was floating facedown off Kalapaki Bay. A Kaua’i Station response boat arrived on scene and performed CPR.

Dr. Evan Forsnes, 53, was taken to emergency services where he was pronounced dead, Coast Guard officer Matthew West said.

Providence Health Care confirmed that Forsnes worked as an obstetrics and gynecology doctor. According to Providence’s website, Forsnes attended medical school at the University of Washington.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

Annual health and dental insurance enrollment period open now

 (Courtesy Washington Healthplanfinder)

2020 has been a stressful year for myriad reasons.