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2 rescued from overturned boat in Hilo Bay

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:04 p.m. HST, Mar 24, 2011

Big Island rescue personnel picked up two people from their overturned 12-foot aluminum boat this morning near Coconut Island in Hilo Bay.

A fire helicopter deployed two specialists into the water at 10:56 a.m. and picked up the victims, who were not injured.

They told firefighters that they had been clinging to the hull of the overturned boat for about an hour. A person on shore observed their plight with binoculars and reported the incident.

The fire rescue boat righted the overturned boat and towed it to Reeds Bay.

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