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Kauai woman dies in waters off Hanakapiai Beach

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HANAKAPIAI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A third swimmer died in waters off Kauai in less than two weeks, county officials said.

The latest victim was identified as 53-year-old Janet Ballesteros, of Hanamaulu. 

Emergency crews were alerted of a swimmer in distress off Hanakapiai Beach on Saturday at around 11:30 a.m.

High surf initially made it difficult to locate Ballesteros, but lifeguards eventually found her body in a nearby cave.

Her body was flown to a landing zone on Kee Beach.

A High Surf Warning was in effect over the weekend due to a large northwest swell.

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