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Pregnant Utah woman who died while hiking in Hawaii identified

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Posted at 10:31 AM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 17:03:50-04

Jenna Rosenberg (Johns). Image courtesy University of Utah School of Medicine.

KAAAWA, Hawaii — A 34-year-old Salt Lake City woman died Saturday when she was struck by falling rocks on a hike on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, according to reports by Honolulu Star Advertiser and Hawaii News Now.

Wednesday she was identified as Jenna Rosenberg (Johns). The University of Utah School of Medicine says Jenna was a medical student there from 2011 to 2015.

“Obviously, this comes as a big shock to all of us who knew and interacted with Jenna during her medical education. Jenna was as kind, compassionate and beloved student. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to her family and to all of those who loved her,” stated Wayne Samuelson, Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Local media reports say she was six months pregnant and hiking with her husband on the Makaua Hidden Valley Trail at the time of the accident.

According to Honolulu Star Advertiser’s report, Honolulu Fire Department crews, including a rescue helicopter, responded to an emergency call at 12:35 p.m. that day.

“The woman was found at 1:31 p.m. unconscious, with no pulse and not breathing, according to an HFD report. She was airlifted to a landing zone established at Swanzy Beach Park, transferred to the care of Emergency Medical Services and later pronounced dead,” Honolulu Star Advertiser’s report said.

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