Paddleboarder Rescued at Ukumehame, Maui

July 6, 2012, 10:10 AM HST · Updated July 6, 4:43 PM

File photo of Ukumehame area by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

An 18-year old Hilo woman was airlifted to safety on Thursday after she got swept out in the ocean in windy conditions while paddle boarding.


Another paddler, a 22 year old man from Wailuku, declined to be airlifted or towed-in, and ended up paddling in on his own.

The incident was reported at around 2:30 p.m. on Thusday in waters off of Ukumehame Beach in West Maui.

Both parties were reported in good condition and did not require medical attention.


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