A man and wife who drowned while snorkeling in Hawaii were from Olympia.

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The husband and wife who died while snorkeling Friday in Hawaii have been identified as Robert and Jane Jones of Olympia.

Jane Jones, 55, a social worker, was the founder of a free clinic in Washington and was a senior clinic consultant with Empowering Community Healthcare Outreach, an organization that helps to develop low-cost, sustainable clinics in economically disadvantaged communities, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Robert Jones was 60.

A hiker spotted the couple in distress around 10:30 a.m. in Hanauma Bay, near Honolulu, and called for help. Lifeguards found the couple more than 200 yards beyond a cove known as Witches Brew and brought them back to shore on a rescue watercraft.

Attempts at resuscitation were not successful.

Authorities told the Star-Advertiser that one may have had trouble in the water and the other may have tried to assist before they drowned.