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Washington state couple ID’d as drowning victims

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 23
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A husband and wife who died while snorkeling March 13 at Hanauma Bay have been identified as Robert Jones, 60, and Jane Jones, 55, of Olympia, Wash.

A hiker spotted the couple in distress around 10:30 a.m. and called for help.

Lifeguards found the couple more than 200 yards beyond a cove known as Witches Brew. The couple was brought back to shore on a rescue watercraft but attempts at resuscitation were not successful.

Jane Jones, a social worker, was the founder of a free clinic in Washington and had spent the last six years as a senior clinic consultant with Empowering Community Healthcare Outreach, an organization that helps to develop low-cost, sustainable clinics in economically disadvantaged communities.

Jones’ ECHO biography said she enjoyed "finding time in the sun (travel out of Washington!)."

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