comscore Maui firefighters rescue 2 paddleboarders unable to get back to shore | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii News | Top News

Maui firefighters rescue 2 paddleboarders unable to get back to shore

Honolulu Star-Advertiser logo
Unlimited access to premium stories for as low as $12.95 /mo.
Get It Now

Maui firefighters and Ocean Safety personnel rescued a visiting Connecticut couple, who got into trouble while paddleboarding in the Kahana area of West Maui on Wednesday.

Fire officials said that at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, the Maui Fire Department got a call that two stand-up paddleboarders were possibly in distress.

They got to the area, commonly called “S-Turns,” and saw the pair about 250 yards offshore.

Nearby fisherman watched the paddleboarders struggle for 30 minues to get back to shore, but when the paddleboarders failed to make progress, one of the fisherman called for help.

Ocean Safety officers used rescue watercraft and brought the man and woman back to shore. Neither of them were injured.

Ocean and wind conditions were not considered difficult, with winds lighter than normal at 10 mph.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up