x
Front Page

Powered by Unisys
x

HURRICANE TRACKER       
x

October 05, 2015 07:40am
Tropical Storm Oho Not Expected to Become Hurricane
EXPAND RADAR
  • Latest News
  • Sections
  • Videos
  Big Island News & Information Hub
News View All
AD
ADVERTISEMENT

70-Year-Old Visitor Drowns Snorkeling Near Puako

Posted November 15, 2012, 06:20 PM HST Updated November 16, 2012, 02:31 PM HST
0 Comments
×

A 71-year-old California woman died today while snorkeling at Beach 69 in South Kohala. Modified Google Maps image.

Police said a California woman snorkeling at a South Kohala beach apparently drowned today.

The tourist was identified as Eileen Melville, 70, of Midvalley, California.

Police said bystanders pulled Melville from the water near Puako at about noon. They applied cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.

The woman had been snorkeling at Beach 69, named for the number of the utility pole near its entrance, which is located at Waialea Bay.

ADVERTISEMENT

She was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea where she was pronounced dead at 1:17 p.m.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.

This have been at least six other drownings in waters off West Hawaii this year, four of which involved swimmers or snorkelers 60 years of age or older.

ADVERTISEMENT

Recommend this Article

Weekly Newsletter

COMMENTS

AD
AD
AD
AD
^