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Possible drowning 09-30-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Kona Patrol
Captain Randal Ishii
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299
Report No. C13026059


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning Friday (September 27) at Kua Bay.

At approximately 2:12 p.m. Friday, responding officers learned that a woman who had been snorkeling was found floating in waters on the north side of Kua Bay by Rocky Cove. Bystanders had attempted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Fire-rescue personnel took over the CPR and took the woman to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 3:34 p.m.

The woman was identified as 44-year-old Carol Vandermyden of Captain Cook.

Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.