Hawaiʻi Police Department
Sergeant Grad Elarionoff
Report No. C13005563
Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning Friday in waters off Keahole Point in the Kona District.
Responding to an 8 p.m. call Friday (March 1), officers discovered that a 62-year-old woman, identified as Carolanne Perry of West Valley City, Utah, had been night diving when she experienced difficulty swimming. She was assisted back to the boat, where cardio-pulmonary resuscitation efforts began.
Emergency Medical Services personnel took Perry to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8:54 p.m.
The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.