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Maui Police Identify Lahaina Woman Found Unresponsive Off Shore

May 30, 2017, 3:03 PM HST
* Updated May 30, 3:18 PM
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The Maui Police Department has identified the body of a woman who was found floating in the waters off of Lahaina on May 26, 2017 as 70-year-old Mai Vu Tran of Lahaina.

Miscellaneous Accident Lahaina Harbor. Maui Now image.

Police responded to a missing person report at the end of Kai Pali Place in Lahaina at around 8 p.m. on May 26.

Both police and fire personnel conducted an extensive search of the shoreline and waters along Front Street where they located the body of a woman approximately a hundred yards off shore inside the reef toward Lahaina Harbor. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no signs of obvious injury or foul play.

On May 30, 2017 an autopsy was performed and the cause of death was determined to be drowning.

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At 8:01 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, firefighters and police officers were called for a missing 70-year-old Lahaina woman who did not return home after going to Baby Beach in Lahaina with two young children.

At 8:01 p.m., Lahaina firefighters met with family members at the public access to Baby Beach on Kai Pali Place.

They were informed that the woman lives nearby and frequents the beach daily.

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The woman was last seen at the beach at around 5 p.m. with the woman’s grandchildren, a 3-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy.

The family called for help after the children returned home without their grandmother.

The woman’s personal items were found on the beach and emergency personnel conducted a thorough land search of the beach and surrounding neighborhood with no results.

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