Update: Visitor dies after losing consciousness at Molokini Islet during snorkeling trip
Maui police have since identified the victim as 69-year-old Marilyn Sparks of La Mesa, California. The Maui Police Department extended condolences to the woman’s family and friends.
A 69-year-old woman from La Mesa, California died after she lost consciousness while on a snorkeling trip to Molokini Islet off Maui.
Police responded to the Kīhei Boat Harbor regarding the report of an unresponsive female at around 9:02 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2022.
Police say life-saving measures were performed onboard and continued as the Coast Guard transported the female; however, those measures proved unsuccessful.
A preliminary investigation reveals no signs of foul play, and the case is currently classified as a miscellaneous accident.
An autopsy has been scheduled and the investigation is ongoing.