Saturday, July 26
(Honolulu, HI) -- A tourist is dead after an accident while bodysurfing with her son off Maui. The Arizona woman was apparently hit by a major wave in front of Makena Surf Resort on July 13th. Police say 42-year-old Wendi Van Briesen was found floating in the ocean and was pulled out of the water. She was rushed to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition. It was later revealed that Van Briesen sustained a spinal cord injury. She succumbed to her injury and died this past weekend.