Passengers, dog unharmed after boat capsizes off Eleele beach

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Three male passengers and a dog are safe and unharmed after an 18-foot boat capsized off Glass Beach in Eleele Saturday afternoon.

According to Kauai County, none of the victims required medical attention.

The captain of the boat, which is reported to be similar to a Boston Whaler, said a new motor kicked in at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, causing the boat to shift and fill with water.

The crew was heading out on a fishing trip when the incident occurred.

Firefighters from the Hanapepe fire station and two lifeguards on a jet ski from the Poipu tower responded to the scene.

In addition, a Holo Holo Charters boat provided assistance.

The jet ski shuttled the victims to the Holo Holo Charters boat, and from there, the Holo Holo Charters boat brought them to the pier at Port Allen Harbor.

The jet ski then utilized the capsized boat’s anchor to secure the boat until the owner can arrange for salvage operations.

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