Paraplegic rower found dead during California-Hawaii voyage

FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Paralympian Angela Madsen, left, works with Los Angeles Unified School District students during Ready, Set, Gold! Day at Trinity Street Elementary in Los Angeles. The U.S. Coast Guard says the body Madsen, who was rowing from California to Hawaii, is headed to Tahiti. A friend of Madsen, 60, a paraplegic Marine Corps veteran, contacted the Coast Guard on Sunday, June 21, 2020, after not hearing from her for more than 24 hours. The next day, a National Guard air crew flew over her last known location more than 1,000 miles off Hawaii and spotted her lifeless body in the water, tethered to her boat. A boat en route to Tahiti retrieved her body. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Samsung/AP Images, File)

HONOLULU — The body of a paraplegic woman rowing from California to Hawaii was headed to Tahiti after she was found lifeless in the water during the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.