A 67-year-old Kona woman apparently drowned Wednesday morning in waters near the Kailua Pier.
She was identified as Nga Angie Prieto of Kailua-Kona.
In response to a 9:30 a.m. call of a possible drowning, officers determined that a woman swimming near buoy No. 3 had discovered Prieto floating face down and unresponsive.
The swimmer flagged down a tender boat from a cruise ship and the victim was pulled aboard. Personnel on the boat attempted CPR and took the victim to shore, where Fire Department personnel continued CPR. They then took the woman to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:57 a.m.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.