The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to an emergency situation Saturday in the Hakalau area that led to the discovery of a woman who apparently fell.
HFD arrived along the shoreline off Highway 19 in the 15 mile marker area just after 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival rescue crews found a female in her 20’s with no signs of life.
Officials say that due to the terrain a helicopter was used to extricate the body.
The exact cause of the woman’s death is under investigation.