Wailuku woman dies after incident at La Parouse Bay

Maui police report a woman died Friday after an incident at La Parouse Bay in Makena.

At about 8:16 p.m., first responders were called to the bay for an unresponsive person.

When they arrived, they found a friend of the victim doing CPR. Responders took over lifesaving efforts, but despite their efforts, the victim died at the scene.

She was Chana Mari Ichinotsubo, 32, of Wailuku.

An investigation revealed that she and her friend were hiking and taking photographs in the area. Ichinotsubo was near the shoreline when a wave swept her into the ocean. Her friend brought her to shore, started CPR, then called for assistance.

Cause of death is pending autopsy results.

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