KAPALUA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Officers responded to D.T. Flemings Beach in Kapalua on Friday just after 1 p.m. when it was reported that an adult female was unresponsive and floating in the ocean near Honolua Bay.
The victim was found by Teralani Vessel.
Teralani Vessel crew members, medics and fire personnel initiated life-saving efforts and the victim was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.
Despite all life saving measures, the victim expired at the hospital.
The victim was a customer of the Teralani Sailing Adventures at the time of the incident. The victim is identified as 71-year-old Karen Ingrid Vinje from Pacific Palisades, California.
Cause of death is pending autopsy results.