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Kona Woman Found Floating Near Kailua-Kona Pier

February 20, 2013, 5:26 PM HST
* Updated February 20, 5:35 PM
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Police said a 67-year-old Kona woman has died in an apparent drowning near the Kailua-Kona pier.

A swimmer found the woman, identified as Nga Angie Prieto of Kailua-Kona, floating face-down in the water.

The swimmer flagged down a tender boat from a cruise ship and the victim was pulled aboard.

The boat’s crew administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation while taking the woman to shore where county paramedics took over the CPR efforts.

The woman was transported to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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

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