Autopsies Indicate Girls Found in Maui Ditch Drowned

HAIKU, Maui (KHNL)  - An autopsy Monday shows two teenage girls drowned during a rafting trip in upcountry Maui.

The girls were identified as Lucy Smith of Wailuku and Cherie Hurd of Haiku.

They had gone rafting in an area known as "Tubes" in Haiku Sunday, and their families called police that night when they hadn't returned home.

Both of their bodies had been found in water in Lowrie Ditch in Haiku earlier in the day.

Police said the girls were 13 years old. But friends said Smith was 14 and Hurd was 15.

The autopsy confirmed no evidence of foul play, nor did either of the girls suffer significant bodily injury.

Both girls were students at King Kekaulike High School.

The bodies of the girls were found several hours apart on Maui. One was found about 1:30 p.m. in a ditch near Haiku road and West Kauiaha Road in Haiku.  The other was found four hours later near the Pico Tract in Haiku.

Authorities say the girls are not related.