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2 Washington state residents die in snorkeling accident in Honolulu

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HONOLULU (AP) — A man and woman visiting from Washington state are dead after being pulled from the water at a popular Honolulu snorkeling spot.

Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright says a hiker above Hanauma Bay noticed the snorkelers in distress Friday.

Enright says lifeguards pulled the 60-year-old man and 55-year-old woman to shore, where emergency responders attempted to resuscitate them.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Enright says they were snorkeling at a spot in the bay between what are known as Baboon’s Nose and Witches’ Brew. Enright says that’s an area where swimming is allowed.

Autopsies will be conducted to determine how they died.

No names or hometowns were immediately released.

 

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