Kauai police have identified the woman who drowned last Wednesday in waters off Ha'ena Beach Park as 65-year-old Gayle Kelly of Washington state
At around 2 p.m. Wednesday, lifeguards noticed three snorkelers in the water waving for help. Two lifeguards responded on rescue boards to find an adult female who was unresponsive.
The other two females, one adult and one child, were fine. They reported that they had been snorkeling together when a strong current pulled them out to deep water.
Lifeguards attempted CPR on the victim while awaiting assistance from two lifeguards from the Hanalei Pavilion tower to arrive on a watercraft.
The woman was then brought to shore at Makua Beach, also known as Tunnels, but attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. She was transferred to awaiting Medics who continued CPR en route to Wilcox Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
This is Kauai's second recorded drowning of 2014.