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Man who fell overboard from charter boat dies

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 09:12 a.m. HST, Feb 17, 2012



A man who fell overboard from a 37-foot charter fishing boat 2 miles off Lanai Thursday has died, officials confirmed.

The man was recovered from the water about two hours after he fell in from the 37-foot vessel "No Problem" about two miles southwest of Lanai. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead, a Maui police spokesman said.

The Maui Fire Department received a distress call about 5:28 a.m. and a rescue boat located the man at about 8:15 a.m.

A small craft advisory was in effect at the time of the incident. The National Weather Service reported winds blowing up to 25 knots and 6 to 8 foot seas.

The man's identity has not been released yet.

 







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Compassionate_Cat wrote:
Sad. I hope this is investigated because it really doesn't make sense he wasn't immediately picked up by the fishing vessel. May he rest in peace.
on February 17,2012 | 08:26AM
Dizzle wrote:
Turns out he was the captain.....
on February 17,2012 | 09:45AM
stanislous wrote:
The Coast Guard has a pamphlet called "Suddenly in Command"... What do you do if the Captain falls overboard or is injured? Can you drive the boat? Can you get the boat out of auto pilot? Can you even start the engine? Can you find your way home? Spooky.
on February 17,2012 | 05:13PM
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