Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning that occurred in the Puna district.
On Tuesday, (September 6), at 4:00 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.