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12-year-old Boy Rescued
While Windsurfing at Kanahā

Posted 09:00 AM HST, August 1, 2014
Kaʻa Point, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Kaʻa Point. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 12-year-old boy is safe after being rescued while windsurfing in waters near Kanahā Beach in Kahului on Thursday.

Fire officials say the incident was reported at 4:40 p.m. about 100 yards offshore.

Rescue crews with the Fire Department were called to the scene for a report of a windsurfer who lost his sail at Ka’a Point.

The windsurfer, described as a 12-year-old boy from Japan, was brought safely to shore by crews aboard a fire ski rescue watercraft and reunited with his mother, according to department reports.

Authorities say no medical attention was required.

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  • Maui_Mike

    Unless he has a lot of experience a twelve year old visitor should probably not be out there alone….a local boy is different, they grow up in the ocean….

  • stand alone

    ★★★★★ Great! A happy ending! ★★★★★