A young Wailuku Woman died Friday night near La Perouse Bay in South Maui. Maui Police say that, at 8:16 p.m., first responders were summoned to the area after reports of an unresponsive female there. The victim, 32 year-old Chana Mari Ichinotsubo, did not respond to cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts attempted by her companion.
According to the companion, the two were hiking and taking photographs in the area along the shore when a weave swept Ms. Ichinotsubo into the ocean. Her friend brought the victim in to shore and began CPR, then called for assistance. Despite life saving measures, the victim died at the scene.
Cause of death is pending autopsy results.