(CBS) – A Chicago nurse working in Hawaii disappeared during a hike.
The woman was swept away by rising waters, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.READ MORE: High Ranking Cook County Sheriff's Office Official Resigns Amid Complaints Of Inappropriate, Unsolicited Sexual Comments To Colleague
Helicopters have been searching above the scenic Wailuku River in Hilo Hawaii since Saturday morning. That’s when two hikers disappeared in rising waters. The male went over the Piinonua Falls but made it out of the water.
The woman, Kelly Mrowinski of Chicago, did not.READ MORE: Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top Watchdog
She posted about her trip to Hawaii at the start of the year on her Facebook page, where friends commented “safe travels” and “have a great assignment.”
She was working as a traveling nurse at the Hilo Hospital, which has issued a statement saying, “Our hopes and thoughts are with the family … We appreciated Kelly for coming to Hilo to provide care to our community. This excellent nurse was well received by her colleagues.”
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