Big Island Police Investigating Possible Drowning Off Keahole Point

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning Friday in waters off Keahole Point in the Kona District.

Keahole Point
Responding to an 8 p.m. call Friday (March 1), officers discovered that a 62-year-old woman, identified as Carolanne Perry of West Valley City, Utah, had been night diving when she experienced difficulty swimming. She was assisted back to the boat, where cardio-pulmonary resuscitation efforts began.

Emergency Medical Services personnel took Perry to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8:54 p.m.

The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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