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Broken mast killed sailor, report says

  • COURTESY OF BETH KING-MOCK

    Lance Alexander

  • COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD

    Lance Alexander suffered a fatal head injury as his boat was being towed by the Coast Guard. His boat, the Kolina, drifted from Kawaihae Harbor after breaking away from its mooring during a storm on Nov. 5.

A 71-year-old Hawaii island man suffered a fatal head injury when the jury-rigged mast of his sailing vessel broke while it was being towed by a Coast Guard patrol boat in a rescue that went awry nearly a year ago. Read more

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