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Visitor with Broken Wind Surf Mast Rescued at Kanahā

June 10, 2013, 7:01 AM HST
* Updated June 10, 7:03 AM
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Kanaha near Waste Water Treatment Plant.  File photo by Wendy Osher.

Kanahā near Waste Water Treatment Plant. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A windsurfer was rescued from waters off of Kanahā Beach Park in Kahului over the weekend, officials said.

Authorities say the 60-year-old male visitor was reported missing by his wife who said she had not seen him for about two hours.

A search for the missing man was launched at around 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013, by the Maui Fire Department’s Air-1 helicopter, and crews from the Kahului Fire Station.

Officials say the man was located at 6:35 p.m. between the Kahului Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Maui Electric power plant, where authorities say he was floating on his board with a broken mast.

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The man was airlifted safely to a landing zone and his equipment brought to shore by rescue crews aboard a jet ski, officials said.

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Authorities say no medical attention was required.

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