Woman who drowned in waters off Haleiwa identified

Published On: Jul 22 2013 03:59:25 PM HST   Updated On: Jul 23 2013 02:48:20 PM HST
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HALEIWA, Hawaii -

A 45-year-old woman drowned at Papailoa Beach in Haleiwa Monday, according to the Honolulu medical examiner.

Paramedics were called to the scene at around 1:45 p.m.

EMS officials say a bystander pulled the woman out of the water.  The woman died at the scene.

The medical examiner identified the woman as Ruth Deogracias.  Her death was ruled an accident.


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