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Possible drowning at Pohoiki Beach Tuesday (Sept 6)

UPDATED (9:30 a.m. on 9/8/2016)

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a female visitor from California who apparently drowned Tuesday (September 6) at 4 p.m. in waters at Pohoiki Beach.

The victim has been identified as 70-year-old Nancy Peacock of Martinez, California.

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning that occurred in the Puna district.

On Tuesday, (September 6), at 4 p.m., officers responded to a report of an unresponsive woman who had been snorkeling at Pohoiki Beach. Upon police arrival, Hawaiʻi Fire Department Rescue personnel and Hawaiʻi County Lifeguards were attempting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Attempts to resuscitate the victim at the scene were unsuccessful.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin.

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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