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Three Rescued from West Maui Waters

March 19, 2019, 7:44 AM HST
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Three ocean goers were rescued from West Maui waters on Sunday.

At 3 p.m., crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Engine 11 responded to reports of a snorkeler in distress at Kapalua Bay.

Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said crews arrived on scene to find that the snorkeler, described as a 65-year-old Kula woman, was not in distress, but was also not making progress to shore.

Personnel aboard a Jet Ski from DT Fleming made checks on the woman and assisted her to shore. No medical attention was needed.

Fire crews and ocean safety personnel also responded to a report at 4:15 p.m. of two swimmers in distress at Nāpili Kai Beach Resort.


Crews arrived on scene to find a bystander assisting a couple, described as California visitors in their 60s, to shore with his longboard.


Fire personnel treated one of the individuals for a foot laceration. The other individual required no medical attention.

Engine 11 and Jet Ski 11 responded to the incident.

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