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Diver Killed in Lana’i
Boating Accident

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

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.

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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  • Kevin

    What is going to happen to the Captain of that raft??