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Woman dies while snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay with tour group Friday (May 3)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire/rescue responded to a 9:59 a.m. alarm Friday (May 3) to Kealakekua Bay for a drowning.

A 66-year-old woman who was aboard a dive/snorkle tour boat visiting Kealakekua Bay was found by tour boat crewmembers floating motionless in the water face-down.

The woman was brought back aboard the vessel and CPR was started by crewmembers while emergency services were called. When firefighters arrived at the shoreline of Kealakekua Bay the tour boat was about 200 feet offshore with CPR continuing on the woman.

The crew of the boat transported the woman on a paddle board to bring to to the shore where rescue crews assisted in getting her from the paddle board and into a waiting medic unit for transport to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

One Response to “Woman dies while snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay with tour group Friday (May 3)”

  1. Mary Whalen says:

    May she RIP. What kind of snorkel mask was she using?

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