Mother-of-two, 42, dies on dream Hawaii vacation after being overcome by huge wave as she bodysurfed with son

Wendi Van Briesen

Reports: Daily Mail

A family’s dream vacation to Hawaii turned to tragedy when a mother-of-two died after being overcome by a massive wave while bodysurfing.

Wendi Van Briesen, 42, from Gilbert, Arizona, shattered two vertebrae and suffered head trauma in the accident. She remained in a coma for nearly a week until she passed away on Saturday.

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