Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala District
Captain Aimee Wana
Report No. C12016881
Media Release (update)
An autopsy has determined that 71-year-old Sokoon Yu of Flour Mound, Texas, died from asphyxia due to near drowning.
Yu was snorkeling with a tour group in waters along the Kohala Coast on June 26, when she became unresponsive.
She was taken to North Kohala Community hospital, where she was pronounced dead.