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Woman, 22, dies after jumping off rocks into sea at Portlock


A 22-year-old woman died in an apparent drowning incident Sunday at the Spitting Cave area near Portlock.

Honolulu firefighters and Ocean Safety personnel were alerted at 2 p.m. and located the woman in the water.

The woman was brought back to shore at Maunalua Bay, where she was pronounced dead by paramedics.

In April, A 19-year-old man died at the same location after jumping into the ocean from a ledge and being carried out by a strong current.

Spitting Cave is a popular spot for cliff-jumping in the Portlock area of Hawaii Kai. When waves that roll into the cave and hit the back wall, whitewater is “spit” back out of the mouth of the cave.

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