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New York visitor apparently drowns off Kauai

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HANALEI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 31-year-old New York woman apparently drowned Monday in waters off Lumahai Beach on Kauai’s North Shore.

Witnesses called police about 4 p.m. after seeing a woman being swept out to see from the mouth of the Lumahai River.

Lifeguards responded and found the woman unresponsive in the water, about 200 yards east of the river mouth.

First responders administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the visitor, who was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said she was apparently trying to cross the river when she lost her footing and was swept out.

Police are not releasing her identity until her family is notified.

This is Kauai’s fifth drowning of the year.

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