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Woman Found Dead Offshore of Hakalau

August 20, 2017, 7:29 AM HST
* Updated August 20, 7:32 AM
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The Hawai‘i County Fire Department responded to a report of an opihi picker in distress offshore of Hakalau near the 15-mile marker of Highway 19 (Māmalahoa Highway) on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.

 

First-responders arrived on scene and to find a woman in her 20s woman on the shoreline with no signs of life.

Due to the terrain, HFD Rescue personnel utilized a helicopter to extricate the body.

The cause of death is unknown.

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The scene was turned over to the Hawai‘i Police Department for investigation.

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