Woman who died at Spitting Cave was Navy sailor
HONOLULU (AP) — The woman who died Sunday at a popular Hawaii cliff-jumping location was identified as a Navy sailor.
Shannon Nunez, 22, was pulled from the water by emergency personnel off Spitting Cave.
Nunez was part of Patrol Squadron based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay.
The Navy said the native of Whittier, California, was a petty officer and aircraft mechanic. She previously was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida.
Witnesses said Nunez jumped from a ledge and was carried out by strong currents. Her body was brought to shore and she was pronounced dead by paramedics.
An autopsy is scheduled.
On April 5, another sailor, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Gregory Spillman of Alexandria, Pennsylvania, was swept out to sea after jumping at Spitting Cave.
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