POSTED: 9:18 a.m. HST, May 19, 2014
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.