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Woman Separated From Kayak Airlifted to Honomanu

August 22, 2012, 9:43 PM HST
* Updated August 22, 9:48 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Rescue crews on Maui airlifted a 56-year-old woman to safety after she became stranded on a cliff in Keanae late Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say the woman became separated from her kayak while snorkeling in shallow waters near Honomanu Bay.

The incident was reported at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, by the woman’s boyfriend who was also diving in the area.

Rescue 10, responding with Air 1, spotted the woman about a mile West of the area she was last seen at about 5 p.m., said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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The victim was air lifted from her location on the cliffs and returned by Air 1 back to the beach at Honomanu, Mainaga said.

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The woman was unharmed and required no medical attention.

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