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45-foot sailboat hits reef off Old Kona Airport

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:52 p.m. HST, May 19, 2014

A 45-foot sailboat ran aground near off shore of the Old Kona Airport overnight.

Hawaii County firefighters launced a rescue boat from Kailua pier after receiving a report of a boat taking on water about 100 to 200 feet offshore just before midnight.

Two people on board, a man and a woman, swam to shore after the boat hit the reef.

A medical unit also responded to the scene, but the sailors were uninjured, according to a Fire Department report.

The Coast Guard was notified of the incident.

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cojef wrote:
A blind sailor who lived aboard the sailboat for 12 years and with a filly?? Strange bed-fellows?
on May 19,2014 | 01:09PM
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