Passengers killed in Kaua’i crash identified as 47-year-old Wisconsin woman and 13-year-old daughter

Tour Helicopter Hawaii
In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Cutter William Hart moves toward the Na Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, the day after a tour helicopter disappeared with seven people aboard. Authorities say wreckage of the helicopter has been found in a mountainous area on the island. (Lt. j.g. Daniel Winter/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

MADISON, Wis. — The Kaua’i Police Department has identified the pilot and two passengers who died in a helicopter crash Thursday. Officials said the Safari Helicopter was conducting a tour with a pilot and six passengers on board.

Police said two passengers have been identified as 47-year-old Amy Gannon and 13-year-old Jocelyn Gannon of Madison.

A spokesperson for the Madison Metropolitan School District said Jocelyn Gannon was an eighth grader at Hamilton Middle School. The district has sent a letter to Hamilton families and said support will be available to students and staff in the school library on Monday.

“As individuals, we all have our own ways of coping with bereavement, and for many of our students this could likely be their first experience with this type of loss. Please talk with your child about Jocelyn’s passing, and seek appropriate help if needed,” the district said in the letter.

The four other passengers are believed to be from Switzerland.

Some of the remains were recovered on Friday at the site of the wreckage in Kōke‘e. Recovery efforts are continuing after being suspended Friday afternoon.