20-Month-Old Boy Medically Evacuated From Tour Boat off Molokini

July 21, 2015, 1:21 PM HST · Updated July 21, 1:37 PM
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Molokini Crater. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Molokini Crater. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

A 20-month-old boy was medically evacuated to Maui after losing consciousness aboard a tour boat near Molokini Crater on Monday morning, July 20, 2015.

A Coast Guard crew from Station Maui used a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to transfer the boy and his parents from the Pride of Maui, and safely transported them to Māʻalaea at 11:15 a.m. where they were met by medics with the Emergency Medical Service.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Maui received notification from a crew member aboard the tour boat at 10:44 a.m. that a passenger was unresponsive. They directed the launch of the Coast Guard crew with an Emergency Medical Technician aboard, and arrived on scene at 10:55 a.m. to conduct the transfer and transport the family to land.

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The boy was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center where he was treated and later released in stable condition.

The Coast Guard 45-foot RB-M replaced the aging and outdated 41-foot Utility Boat and boasts an improved design, new ergonomics and enhanced safety features making boat crews more effective in performing their multiple missions.

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