A 71-year-old Texas woman died after snorkeling along the Kohala Coast on Sunday police said.
Officers responded to North Hawaii Community Hospital Sunday evening in response to an 8 p.m. call reporting the death of 71-year-old Sokoon Yu of Flour Mound, Texas.
Yu had been snorkeling with a tour group in waters fronting a resort on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway when she became unresponsive at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday. Workers from the tour group pulled her from the water and performed CPR. Fire Department personnel continued CPR and transported her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m.
An autopsy has been ordered.