2 die in separate ocean incidents on Hawaii Island

Updated: Oct. 3, 2019 at 7:18 PM HST
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HAWAII ISLAND, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Two people died Thursday on Hawaii Island in separate ocean incidents.

The first fatality happened at Mahukona Beach Park just after 1 p.m.

A woman in her 60s died after she was spotted face down in the water while snorkeling.

Officials brought her to shore where she was then taken to North Kohala Hospital in critical condition. She later died, fire officials said.

The woman’s name has not yet been released.

Then around 2:15 p.m., crews were dispatched to Pololu Valley in North Kohala.

There, a man was found unresponsive on the beach as bystanders performed CPR.

The county’s chopper airlifted the man to awaiting fire crews where CPR efforts continued. He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

His name and age has not yet been released.

This story may be updated.

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