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Search for Mariner, Ingraham, Continues off Lānaʻi

April 24, 2015, 6:53 AM HST
* Updated April 24, 2:16 PM
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By Wendy Osher

The US Coast Guard rescued one man and is still searching for another after a 34-foot fishing vessel the “Munchkin” ran aground on the rocks about a half mile west of Lānaʻi early this morning.  The incident as reported about 12 minutes after midnight on Friday, April 24, 2015.

One man, identified as Kenny Corder, was located and airlifted from the water at around 3:20 this morning. He was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center, and was last listed in good condition, according to the US Coast Guard.

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The search for the second man continues at this hour.  The US Coast Guard has since identified the missing man as Ron Ingraham, and has confirmed that this is the same mariner who spent 12 days lost at sea in December aboard his own vessel, the Malia.  According to the US Coast Guard, Corder reported that Ingraham was not wearing a life jacket at the time of this morning’s incident.

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On scene weather conditions this afternoon include 10 mile per hour winds and 5 foot seas.

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As of 2 p.m., the search had covered a total of 148 square miles.

This image is of a debris field located off Lanai, Hawaii, April 24, 2015. The Coast Guard rescued one man and continues searching for another after 34-foot fishing vessel Munchkin ran aground on rocks approximately one mile west of Lanai. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

This image is of a debris field located off Lanai, Hawaii, April 24, 2015. The Coast Guard rescued one man and continues searching for another after 34-foot fishing vessel Munchkin ran aground on rocks approximately one mile west of Lanai. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

This image is of a debris field located off Lanai, Hawaii, April 24, 2015. The Coast Guard rescued one man and continues searching for another after 34-foot fishing vessel Munchkin ran aground on rocks approximately one mile west of Lanai. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

This image is of a debris field located off Lanai, Hawaii, April 24, 2015. The Coast Guard rescued one man and continues searching for another after 34-foot fishing vessel Munchkin ran aground on rocks approximately one mile west of Lanai. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

This image depicts the search area for a mariner who went missing after the fishing vessel he was aboard capsized approximately one mile west of Lanai, April 24, 2015. Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu Command Center used data gathered from self-locating datum marker buoys and the search and rescue optimal planning system to calculate the search area. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy image)

This image depicts the search area for a mariner who went missing after the fishing vessel he was aboard capsized approximately one mile west of Lanai, April 24, 2015. Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu Command Center used data gathered from self-locating datum marker buoys and the search and rescue optimal planning system to calculate the search area. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy image)

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