Search suspended for California woman swept off rocks off Kauai

Search suspended for California woman swept off rocks off Kauai
Emergency crews are searching the area for signs of the woman. (Kauai Fire Department)

PRINCEVILLE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities have suspended their search for a 23-year-old woman who was apparently swept out to sea from a dangerous shoreline area of Kauai.

Rescue crews had been searching for Yayun Cheng, of California, since she disappeared last Wednesday.

A preliminary report said she was attempting to climb rocks near an area known as Queen’s Bath when a wave came up and pulled her out to sea.

Bystanders reported last seeing her unresponsive in the water, KFD said.

“Queen’s Bath is known to be very dangerous, particularly in the winter months when surf is high,” KFD officials said. “A High Surf Warning has been in effect for the North Shore of Kaua‘i since Tuesday, and the Queen’s Bath trailhead has been closed since last week.”

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