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Texas Woman on Snorkeling Tour Dies, Pulled from Maui Waters

August 22, 2015, 10:15 AM HST
* Updated August 22, 10:16 AM
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File photo, medics.

File photo, medics.

By Maui Now Staff

A 73-year-old woman from Grand Prairie,Texas died after being found face down in Maui waters while participating in a snorkeling tour over the weekend.

The incident was reported on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2015 at around 11:08 a.m.

Police have since identified the woman as Jung Aee Kim.

According to police reports, officers met with medics and personnel from the US Coast Guard after receiving a report of an unresponsive adult female at Māʻalaea Harbor.

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Police say The Odyssey vessel had taken the victim and other tour group members to an area often referred to as “Turtle Town” for a day of snorkeling.

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The woman was found face down in the water and was taken back on board the vessel, according to Maui police.

Authorities say a bystander began CPR as the vessel proceeded to Māʻalaea Harbor.  Police say the vessel arrived at the harbor; however, despite life-saving efforts the victim was pronounced dead.

Cause of death has not been determined and is pending autopsy results.

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