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Woman Drowns At Magic Island

Arthur Garcia Arthur Garcia

By: Beth Hillyer

HONOLULU (KHNL) - It was a Saturday night that took a tragic turn. A body washed up at one of Oahu's most popular beach parks.

KHNL News 8 learned the victim is a 67 year old Waikiki woman who apparently drowned in the lagoon at Magic Island.

Magic Island was crowded at sunset when beach goers and park users noticed a body floating in the lagoon.

Witnesses say the tide washed the woman's body toward the sandy beach.

Police officers and firefighters pulled the vicitm from the water and tried to revive her.

"She was floating, saw her floating for some time, the guy tried to call but couldn't speak English, took some time," says witness Arthur Garcia.

The vicitm's husband arrived at the scene and was terribly distraught over the loss. Police say the couple is originally from Korea but live in Waikiki.

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