Woman dies after kayak capsizes on Napali Coast

NAPALI — A woman died Sunday morning on the Napali Coast after the kayak she and a female friend were in was struck by large waves and capsized.

The woman who died was thrown against rocks in the area, hitting her head and then disappearing into the large surf, according to a news release from the county.

The surviving woman was able to make her way safely onto nearby rocks. She then was able to get assistance from a family who was on a Zodiac in the water.

After locating the unresponsive woman in the water, both women were taken to Kee Beach in the Zodiac. They were met by Engine 1 and Medic 22.

CPR was attempted without success.

The unresponsive woman was transported via ambulance to Wilcox Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.