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

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:23 p.m. HST, Jun 08, 2014

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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ejkorvette wrote:
Rest in Peace.
on June 8,2014 | 09:54PM
PinkSushi wrote:
This used to be a secret hangouot. Now this story wil give it awat and will now be overrun by people. I love hanging out there, seeing the sets of waves come rolling in. Looking back on the Koolaus.
on June 9,2014 | 01:51AM
BuhByeAloha wrote:
I'm on my way there right now. I called all my New York friends and their families to come hang out with us.
on June 9,2014 | 08:32AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Too bad, my condolences to the family. But what you gonna do. Wow, still typing and my comment been sent for approval already. Let's see what happens.
on June 9,2014 | 03:12AM
Kailuaraised wrote:
I never understood why people think it's a good idea to jump into the Ocean there.
on June 9,2014 | 03:17AM
Wazdat wrote:
Sad. I have lost a few friends over the years from that spot. People need to use common sense and friends need to watch and make sure that everyone comes up after the jump.
on June 9,2014 | 03:35AM
false wrote:
Life's challenges, Knowing when it's a risk worth taking. Some don't have the ocean knowledge or skills to survive the natural environment. They just don't know any better. Sad turn of events. My heart goes out to her family. Sad day for sure. See a suit coming?
on June 9,2014 | 05:34AM
surfertwins95 wrote:
Condolences to the family. The news said she was a Navy Sailor. Most likely her and her friends are from the mainland. They under estimate the oceans here in Hawaii and don't know how strong the current is. The other incident that happened in April was also a military member from the mainland. If they don't know the area they should be careful......
on June 9,2014 | 07:48AM
Anonymous wrote:
Yep, the ocean presents a drowning hazard, especially when there's rough water and no beach. I don't know how to get that through to (mostly) young people who think THEY won't be the ones to die. I don't think you can, actually. They're gonna do it anyway and when their number comes up . . . well, it was worth it, I guess, to prove to the world how cool they are. Very sad.
on June 9,2014 | 07:57AM
lokela wrote:
If you jumping you had better be a good swimmer. If not then jump with maybe a life vest or something floatable. You never know when the current changes over there.
on June 9,2014 | 08:18AM
glenn57377 wrote:
Oahu has hundreds of places to go and safely swim, or with minimal risk. All of Oahu should be designated as "swim at your own risk." The state cannot be responsible for every square foot of "where the water meets the land." It is not logical. Young people live forever and you cannot fix stupid. You can give advice occasionally, since some people will get upset if they perceive you are telling them what to do. Watch the experienced, local swimmers. Don't think you can do what they do. Watch them and learn from them.
on June 9,2014 | 11:25AM
hikine wrote:
Death is not worth the thrill of diving there.
on June 9,2014 | 02:06PM
AFishOutofH20 wrote:
Get plenny lolo wahines!!!!!!!! Dey dunno how fo swim!!!!!!!!
on June 21,2014 | 12:41PM
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