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4 plucked from sea off Diamond Head after kayaks overturn

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:48 a.m. HST, Apr 28, 2013

The Coast Guard and the fire department rescued a group of six kayakers off Kaimana Beach in Waikiki Saturday morning.

Someone in the group contacted the Honolulu Fire Department at about 8 a.m., saying some of their kayaks had overturned, the Coast Guard said in a news release.

A fire rescue helicopter, rescue boat, fire boat and engine were dispatched and the fire department contacted the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu issued an urgent marine information broadcast for help from mariners in the area, and launched a 45-foot boat.

The Coast Guard boat crew pulled four people from the water and one person from a kayak. They were taken aboard the boat with their kayaks and brought to the Ala Wai Boat Harbor.

The crew also recovered three kayaks and escorted a sixth person as he paddled to Kaimana Beach, the Coast Guard said.

No injuries were reported and everyone wore a lifejacket, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard reported one- to two-foot swells, calm winds and clear skies at the time.

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Pacej001 wrote:
The only place righting a kayak would have been easier(than today's conditions) would be your local YMCA pool.
on April 27,2013 | 05:51PM
SueH wrote:
Then why did they even go out??
on April 27,2013 | 07:15PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Sue, because there were calm winds, clear skies and conditions like your local YMCA pool.
on April 27,2013 | 07:58PM
hanalei395 wrote:
This is what they get for trying to make Waikiki look non-Hawaiian. For Hawai'i, for Waikiki...it's the wa'a...the outrigger canoe.
on April 28,2013 | 07:42AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Ancient Hawaiians were a lot smarter than these people. Plus they didn't have okolehau back then...
on April 28,2013 | 07:49AM
hanalei395 wrote:
What Hawai'i....Waikiki....is known for. ...around the world.......Wa'a, the outrigger canoe, wa'a kaulua ("catamarans"), papa he'e nalu (surfboards),...... and NOT kayaks.
on April 28,2013 | 09:34AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
whatever happened to allie/diverdave/fred01? This article would certainly have brought them out of the woodwork. Odd how all went MIA about the same time?
on April 28,2013 | 12:06PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
on April 28,2013 | 02:01PM
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