2 boaters rescued after their vessel submerges off of Honokala Point on Maui

Water and Land Rescues

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Two boaters sustained cuts and scrapes after their vessel ran aground off of Honokala Point on Maui while returning from a fishing trip. They sent out a mayday call and were both able to swim to shore before submerging.

The Maui Fire Department (MFD) reported the incident happened Sunday, Nov. 14, around 10:15 a.m.

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MFD’s Air 1 rescue helicopter located the partially submerged boat offshore. A 43-year-old female was located at the top of a 50-foot cliff and a 73-year-old man was located on the rocky shoreline below.

The female was able to climb up to a residence on N Honokala Road to call for help, according to MFD. The man was then airlifted to a landing zone, then transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment.

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Additionally, MFD stated the female was uninjured, aside from the cuts and scrapes. The rescue ended at approximately 12:46 p.m.

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