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Diver Killed in Lana’i Boating Accident

Posted July 31, 2011, 04:26 PM HST Updated July 31, 2011, 09:14 PM HST
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By Wendy Osher

A 51-year-old man suffered fatal injuries while diving off Lana’i today, when he was struck by a tour boat off Kaumalapau Harbor, according to authorities.

Rescue crews responded to the scene following the report made at 10:36 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011 just outside the entrance of the harbor. Crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Engine 8, along with medics recovered the diver from the water. Medics pronounced him dead on arrival.

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According to authorities, the victim was struck by the Wiki Wahine, a Zodiac snorkeling tour boat, operated by Ultimate Rafting Maui, a company based out of Lahaina.

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