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3 people rescued from yacht grounded at Ala Moana Bowls

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Firefighters and a good Samaritan rescued three people Saturday night on an overturned vessel near Ala Moana Beach Park.

Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Kendall Ching said the boat overturned with three people on board in the channel from Ala Wai Boat Harbor about 8 p.m. It was not clearwhy the vessel overturned, but surf conditions were rough at the time with a high surf advisory for south shores in effect.

Ching said a civilian went out to the boat on a paddle board and took one person back to shore. Firefighters paddled out to the boat and brought two people back to shore withnon-life threatening injuries and turned them over to paramedics for treatment.

Ching said the incident was turned over to another agency to oversee the removal of the vessel, which was still stuck on the reef on Sunday.

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