Wailuku River drowning victim ID’d

Hawaii Island police have confirmed the identity of a body that was found in the Wailuku River Feb. 25, as 28-year-old Kelly Mrowinski, of Chicago.

Mrowinski and a male co-worker were swept into the Wailuku River by an apparent flash flood on Jan. 26. The male was able to swim to shore, however, after an extensive aerial and land search, Mrowinski could not be located.

The medical examiner who performed the autopsy concluded the cause of death of “freshwater drowning” and ruled the death as accidental.

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