(CBS) â A Chicago nurse working in Hawaii disappeared during a hike.
The woman was swept away by rising waters, CBS 2âs Roseanne Tellez reports.READ MORE: After Benet Academy Hires Gay Lacrosse Coach, Abbot Who Oversees School Says He Is 'Deeply Troubled'
Helicopters have been searching above the scenic Wailuku River in Hilo Hawaii since Saturday morning. Thatâs 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: Lake County Man Dies From First Case Of Rabies In Illinois Since 1954, After Waking Up With Bat On Neck
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, âOur 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.â
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