PRINCEVILLE — The search for a missing woman in waters off Queen’s Bath in Princeville was suspended Saturday afternoon following a three-day, multi-agency effort.
Yayun Cheng, 23, of California, is being reported as Kauai’s seventh drowning for 2018.
According to a preliminary report, Cheng was attempting to climb the rocks near the area known as Queen’s Bath shortly before noon on Wednesday, when a wave came up and swept her out to sea. She was last seen unresponsive in the water.
Cheng could not be located despite a three-day air, land and sea-based search with a team of rescuers including Kauai firefighters, lifeguards, police and the U.S. Coast Guard. Volunteers with Life’s Bridges, a grief counseling service, are assisting Cheng’s family.