Editor’s Note: Today Maui Police sent a correction. The woman who died off Lana’i, Jane Dorn, is from Alexander, Arkansas – not Arizona as previously reported.
Less than two days after a tragic apparent drowning off the island of Lana’i – another death has just been confirmed there by Maui Police. At 10:35 a.m. today, Lana’i Patrol officers of the MPD were called to Manele Small Boat Harbor for a report of an unresponsive female in the water.
The woman, identified as Jane Dorn, a 58 year-old visitor from Alexander, AZ, had been a guest on the Pacific Whale Foundation’s “Discovery” snorkel cruise boat. Other divers and crew members noticed that the woman had been still for an extended period of time in the water and was – in fact – unresponsive after being pulled from the ocean. Crew and bystanders began cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Dorn while the boat sped toward Manele Harbor. First responders assumed CPR but there was no change in her condition. Dorn was pronounced dead. While drowning appears to be the cause, that will not become an official classification until an autopsy has been completed. Her family, of course, was notified prior to the public release of the tragic news.
Late Saturday night, 42 year-old Frank Pablo of Honolulu also died in the ocean off Lana’i. Details of that story can be found here.