A woman visiting from British Columbia died today while on a snorkeling trip on Lana’i. According to a Maui Police report, 65 year-old Sandra Jordan of Sydney, BC, was on a snorkel outing with her family. At about 10:20 a.m. today, the victim was observed in distress while within the Manele Bay Boat Harbor.
The woman was assisted back to the boat after becoming unresponsive, although she had been able to keep her head above water. Crew members commenced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation while the boat returned to its slip. Medics and Maui Fire Department crews took over the effort.
The woman was transported to Lana’i Community Hospital where, despite best efforts, she died. While drowning is the apparent cause, Ms. Jordan’s official cause of death won’t be official until an autopsy can be performed.