Kansas woman, 70, dies while swimming off Kauai

Kansas woman, 70, dies while swimming off Kauai

POIPU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 70-year-old woman died while swimming in waters off Poipu Beach on Wednesday afternoon, Kauai County officials said.

The woman, identified as Janice Klayson, was visiting from Kansas.

Authorities said Klayson was swimming about 30 feet from the shore when she was discovered face down in the water around 5 p.m.

Bystanders pulled the woman to shore and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before rescuers arrived on scene. Firefighters continued CPR before transferring Klayson over to paramedics.

Despite life-saving efforts, she was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine her exact cause of death.

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