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HPD: Apparent Drowning Victim Identified

September 7, 2016, 2:27 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 10:13 AM
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badge-1-150x150UPDATE: Sept. 8

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a female visitor from California who apparently drowned Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. in waters at Pohoiki Beach.

The victim has been identified as 70-year-old Nancy Peacock of Martinez, California.

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

ORIGINAL POST: Sept. 7

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning that occurred in the Puna District.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 4 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.

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Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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