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Woman who died at Oheo Gulch pools is identified

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:58 p.m. HST, Jun 13, 2014

Maui police have identified a 54-year-old Texas woman who died on Thursday after falling from a narrow ledge above Oheo Gulch pools in Kipahulu as Cheryl Black.

Cause of death is unknown pending autopsy results.

Maui firefighters, responding to the 5:31 p.m. alarm from the area commonly referred to as Seven Sacred Pools, found the woman unconscious, lying halfway in the water at the lower pool at Oheo Gulch, makai of Hana Highway.

The woman was trying to get from one pool to another when she fell 15 feet.

Bystanders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

The fire helicopter airlifted the woman to a landing zone to nearby campgrounds. Medical personnel  tried to resuscitate her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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jmarie wrote:
Cha-ching State will be paying out real soon!
on June 13,2014 | 07:48AM
ryan02 wrote:
I believe this is federal property, so the feds will be paying out. Either way, a payout is wrong -- if people are going to enjoy nature and the wilderness, they're assuming the risk of injury. But greedy people and juries who don't care about giving away money (since it's not their money) have turned the government into an insurance payout whenever someone gets hurts.
on June 13,2014 | 11:55AM
false wrote:
Why do we have to pay when they get hurt here? Do they get to sue in Yellowstone? Hiking is an adventure in hazards. We all make the choices. Why is it the state's failure?
on June 14,2014 | 05:07AM
sadhugeorge wrote:
Please refer to it as Oheo in Kipahulu.
on June 13,2014 | 11:20AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Too much Internet exposure. " Enjoy the Thrill of Diving into the Seven Sacred Pools". explore the Dangers of the Spitting Cave! Surf the North Shore during high surf. Hike the Forbidden Stairway to Heaven. What dangers can a paradise like Hawaii pose to Texans or New Yorkers!
on June 13,2014 | 12:03PM
mamacita808 wrote:
Very true. Not just internet exposure, but books like "Maui Revealed" that encourage tourists to go to places that were once hidden and still dangerous should share in some of the responsibility in all these accidents.
on June 13,2014 | 01:03PM
joeglick wrote:
Could we add riding down a 10,000 ft mountain on a bicycle. What possibly could go wrong ?
on June 13,2014 | 03:21PM
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