Quantcast

Sunday, July 27, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Police & Fire

For Monday, March 14, 2011

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED:

Man OK after falling off fishing boat

A man who fell overboard from a docked fishing vessel yesterday morning at Honolulu Harbor turned up safe yesterday, but not until after an intensive search.

Sometime after the early morning search ended, the vessel's captain notified the Honolulu Fire Department that the man was safe and had returned to the ship, Fire Capt. Earle Kealoha said.

Firefighters received a call just after 3 a.m. that a man in his 20s had fallen overboard from the fishing vessel Yaozza tied up at Pier 36 at 1205 N. Nimitz Highway.

HFD sent four units, including a rescue boat and a helicopter that conducted an aerial search of the area around the fishing boat.

Coast Guard and state Harbor Police rescue crews also searched the water and the harbor area.

Rescue divers entered the water just after 4 a.m. and conducted a thorough underwater search for about an hour, Kealoha said.

However, silt and debris from the ocean bottom hampered visibility, he said.

HFD ended the search and decided to wait for first light to resume.

The captain reported later that the man was able to swim ashore safely but did not return to the ship until after HFD units had left the scene, Kealoha said.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Latest News/Updates
Blogs
Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout

Wassup Wit Dat!
Can You Spock ‘Em?

Warrior Beat
Meal plan

Volley Shots
Fey, Enriques on MJNT

Political Radar
Wilhelmina Rise, et al.

Court Sense
Cold War