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2 kayakers aided by Coast Guard, Hawaii County fire crews

Big Island firefighters and Coast Guard personnel rescued two kayakers stranded in waters near Kawaihae Pier by strong offshore tradewinds on Sunday.

Firefighters responding to a 12:27 p.m. emergency call spotted the two kayakers unable to return to shore due to strong northeasterly winds and deployed a rescue swimmer to assist them.

The Coast Guard cutter Kiska was in the area on a training exercise and transported the two kayakers to Kawaihae Pier.

No injuries were reported.

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