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Medevac Used in Rescue
of Snorkeler at Honolua Bay

Updated 06:02 AM HST, February 28, 2012
Posted 08:35 AM HST, February 26, 2012

By Wendy Osher

A female visitor from Vancouver, BC, was Medevaced from Honolua Bay after running into trouble while snorkeling on Saturday afternoon, February 25, 2012.

Authorities from the Maui County Paramedics Association say the woman was involved in a near-drowning incident.

The woman had attempted to swim to a nearby catamaran, where deckhands helped her reach the rocks, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

Jet Ski 11 picked her up and brought her into the landing, where personnel from Engine-11 assisted in preparing the patient for ambulance transport to Napili Park.

Medics from Air-med I then flew the woman to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

Medic 5, Engine 11 and life guards assisted with the case. The flight time was 9 minutes. The alarm was first received at 1:05 p.m.

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  • Javaman1891

    Why use a shot of the surf at Honolua when there is very little surf in the first place, it is predominantly a snorkelling destination in the second, and is usually calm as a millpond in the third?