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Four Rescued From Windy Conditions at Maalaea

August 13, 2012, 5:43 PM HST
* Updated August 14, 12:35 PM
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File Photo of Maalaea Harbor by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Four individuals were rescued from waters off Maalaea when windy conditions blew them out to sea.

The incident was reported at around 3:04 p.m. on Monday, about a half-mile off shore of the Makani A Kai.

Authorities say two standup paddle boarders were the first to get caught in the windy conditions.  A female on a surfboard and a male equipped with a mask and snorkel attempted to help, but ended up being rescued as well.

The Maui Fire Department’s Jet Ski 10 picked up the rescuers turned rescuees, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.


He said the Ocean Safety division’s Jet Ski 6 picked up the two standup paddle boarders.


All four individuals were safely on shore by 3:27 p.m., and did not require any medical attention.

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