Visitor Seriously Injured by Boat in Ka’anapali

May 29, 2012, 1:06 PM HST · Updated May 29, 5:38 PM

By Wendy Osher

A woman visiting Maui from North Carolina, was seriously injured when she got caught beneath the propellers of a catamaran in waters off of Ka’anapali on Maui this morning, authorities said.

The woman suffered multiple traumatic injuries to her extremities and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious, but stable condition, according to Maui County Paramedics Association spokesperson Ryan Joslin.

The incident was reported at 11:03 a.m. along the shoreline fronting the Whaler’s Village.   Medics were on scene at 11:11 a.m.

The woman, Joslin said, was swimming when she got caught in the rip tide and was sucked up into the propellers of a double hulled catamaran that was actively loading and off-loading passengers at the time.

The woman was pulled to shore where emergency crews assessed the woman’s condition.

The name of the vessel and the identity of the woman involved is pending release.



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