Woman who died after being pulled from the water at Hanauma Bay identified
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Woman who died after being pulled from the water at Hanauma Bay identified

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    A woman who died after she was found floating lifeless in the water at Hanauma Bay has been identified.

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A 67-year-old woman who died after she was found floating lifeless in the water at Hanauma Bay has been identified as Christy H. Kang of Honolulu.

Police said Kang was found floating face down in the ocean. Lifeguards pulled her from the water and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation to no avail.

Emergency Medical Services transported Kang to a hospital where she died.

Police said there were no initial signs of foul play.

An autopsy is expected to be performed today to determine the exact cause of death.

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  • I worked at the bay as a lifeguard back in the 70’s. It wasn’t as crowded back then. It is hard to tell who is snorkeling or who is not breathing! Fortunately,I did not have to perform cpr or anyone drown while I was on duty. Good luck to the lifeguards!
    My condolences to the family of the person that drowned, may God comfortt you at this time.

    • You answered my question. I was wondering why no one saw her especially the lifeguards. This lady drowned in Kailua years ago. It was a time when the lifeguard shack had plants all around it and the lifeguard couldn’t see down the beach because his view was blocked. Those cheap snorkels I think are a main cause for drowning. So sorry for the loss of a life.

  • Seems like there is a death at Hanauma Bay every 3 to 4 weeks or so. There is an obvious need to increase the lifeguards there and to have some of them posted on paddle boards
    to keep a better watch over the people snorkeling there or is the death rate there acceptable.

    • Mainly elders. Could be heart attacks/strokes due to the stress of too much exertion of energy. Happens in cold climates fairly often too for those that shovel snow in their driveway/walkway and drop dead almost instantly. If kids were dying then it would be prudent to increase the lifeguard count.