POHOIKI, Hawaii – The female visitor from California who apparently drowned Tuesday, September 6, in waters at Pohoiki Beach has been identified.
Hawaii County Police report the victim is 70-year-old Nancy Peacock of Martinez, California.
Police described their response to the incident in a media release:
On Tuesday, (September 6), at 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of an unresponsive woman who had been snorkeling at Pohoiki Beach. Upon police arrival, Hawaiʻi Fire Department Rescue personnel and Hawaiʻi County Lifeguards were attempting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Attempts to resuscitate the victim at the scene were unsuccessful.
Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.