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Oregon Woman Rescued in Strong Currents at Kapalua

January 18, 2016, 1:05 PM HST
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A 60-year-old visitor was rescued from waters off of Kapalua Bay in West Maui on Sunday evening, Jan. 17, 2016.

Officials say firefighters responded to the scene at 5:46 p.m. for a report of a swimmer waving their arms in distress about 300 yards offshore.

Nāpili firefighters arrived at 5:53 p.m. to find the woman about 150 yards from shore trying to swim in.

A firefighter swam out and assisted the woman to shore at around 6 p.m.

Fire officials say the woman, from Portland, Oregon, was not able to overcome the strong ocean currents pulling her out to sea.

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She was safely brought to shore and did not require any medical attention.

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