Woman dies in apparent drowning


Big Island police are investigating a possible drowning Friday in waters off Keahole Point in the Kona District.

Responding to an 8 p.m. call Friday, March 1, officers discovered that a 62-year-old woman, identified as Carolanne Perry of West Valley City, Utah, had been night diving when she experienced difficulty swimming.

Perry was assisted back to the boat, where cardio-pulmonary resuscitation efforts began, police said.

Emergency Medical Services personnel took Perry to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8:54 p.m.

The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

 

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