A 39-year-old woman from the Netherlands identified as Ramona van Schendel likely fell to her death from Kauai’s Kalalau Trail in mid-January 2017. Her body was reported in the water on the Na Pali Coast on January 18th by people on jet skis. The people on the jet skis took her lifeless body to Ke’e Beach where lifeguards performed CPR. Police believe she was already dead on arrival. A search of the trail by authorities found where Schendel likely lost her footing and fell down a cliff into the waters below. The location of the fall is near Space Rock, about three miles from the trailhead at Ke’e Beach. The Space Rock area is the highest point along the entire Kalalau Trail and a fall from that area would mean almost certain death.
(PHOTO: Space Rock)