Quantcast

Wednesday, October 01, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Man rescued after whale flips canoe off Hawaii island

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 12:32 a.m. HST, Jan 30, 2013


A humpback whale flipped a one-man canoe about a quarter-mile offshore of Keauhou Tuesday afternoon, the Hawaii County Fire Department said.

The occupant of the canoe, a 60-year-old man, was rescued by a Captain Zodiac tour boat after he signaled for help with a paddle, firefighters aid.

Witnesses at the Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona resort saw the whale flip the canoe over at about 2:16 p.m.

The paddler suffered a scratch from the jagged edge of the broken canoe and did not need medical attention, firefighters said.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(1)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions


IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
Career Changers
Tetris Movie in Works?

Political Radar
Spoilers

Volley Shots
Tuesday check-in

Political Radar
Taxing

Warrior Beat
Quick turnaround

Political Radar
`Side-by-side’

Political Radar
Fore!