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UPDATE: Search Ends After Boat Sinks Overnight in Haiku

May 4, 2012, 5:58 AM HST
* Updated May 4, 8:06 AM
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By Wendy Osher

(Update: 6:49 a.m. 5/4/12)

Coast guard and fire department crews on Maui ended an ocean search and rescue after a boy, reported missing overnight, made his way to shore safely.

The search was initiated at 3:41 a.m. when a report was made of a fishing boat that sunk about a mile off of Pauwela point in Haiku.

The caller, who was also aboard the vessel when the incident occurred, swam to shore and made his way to a location on Nahele Road to a home where he reported the incident.


The boy, who had been missing for more than four hours was located, and the search was called off at 6:30 a.m.   Fire officials say no medical care was needed.


(Posted: 5:58 a.m. 5/4/12)

Rescue crews remain on the scene were they were called to assist in an early morning ocean search in Haiku.

The search was launched following reports of a fishing boat that sunk about a mile off of Pauwela, and an individual aboard who had been missing for four hours.


Fire crews from Engine-2 and Rescue-10 responded to the incident at 3:41 a.m.

Also assisting in the search is the department’s air one helicopter, along with a Coast Guard helicopter and Maalaea Coast Guard crew.

The search was launched when the caller swam to shore and made his way to the first home on Nahele Road, where he reported the incident.

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