Canadian woman drowns on the North Shore

NORTH SHORE (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Canadian woman drowned Thursday after she and two others were swept out to sea on the North Shore in the Ke Iki Road area.

According to fire department spokesman Capt. Terry Seelig, the area, known as Pine Trees, has dangerous currents and hazardous conditions signs had been posted.

At about 11:40 a.m. the victim and two family members were wading in the water when a wave hit and pulled them into the ocean.

Bystanders rescued two people and life guards pulled the woman to shore where fire crews performed CPR.

Ambulance crews took the woman, who was in her 50s, to Wahiawa hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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