The Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the visiting California father and daughter who were killed in the rough surf at the Makapuu Tide Pools on Saturday.
Autopsies will be conducted to determine cause of death of Mark Hornor, 46; and his daughter Mina, 6. Both were from Berkeley, Calif.
Ocean Safety officials said Mina Hornor was knocked into the ocean by a wave at 11:20 a.m. while walking along the rocky shoreline. Her father apparently went in to save her, said Shayne Enright, spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Emergency Services.
Lifeguards on personal watercraft found the man unresponsive in the water and brought him to Sandy Beach, where lifeguards on shore began CPR. The lifeguards on the watercraft went back for the girl, who was found unresponsive, and also brought her to Sandy Beach.
Both patients were taken to the hospital in critical condition where they later died. Enright said the family consisted of the father and his three daughters. The youngest was 6 and the oldest was about 12.
In March of last year, two people, including a 12-year-old girl, had to be rescued in separate incidents after they were injured by waves at the tide pools.
In 2011, a father and his 11-year-old daughter drowned at the tide pools.