Snorkeling death (update) 08-22-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala District
Captain Aimee Wana
Phone: 887-3080
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.


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