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Originally published April 15, 2013 at 12:43 PM | Page modified April 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

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Two tourists from Washington drown in Maui in two-day span

In separate tragic incidents, woman from Mount Vernon and man from Vancouver were snorkeling.

Associated Press

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KAPALUA, Hawaii — Another tourist from Washington state is believed to have drowned while snorkeling in Maui waters.

Maui fire officials say the 63-year-old woman from Mount Vernon, Wash., was found unconscious and face down in Honolua Bay last Thursday. She was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.

Maui police say the woman later died. Police on Friday identified her as Mollie Jo Brennen.

She was snorkeling when someone on shore noticed her yelling for help.

Two days earlier, 49-year-old Glen Burlingame of Vancouver, Wash., was snorkeling off Kamaole Beach Park when his wife found him floating face down.

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