Man Aboard Kayak Rescued in Kīhei Waters

December 28, 2015, 8:07 AM HST · Updated December 28, 8:07 AM
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Rescue crews assisted a man aboard a kayak after he lost his paddle in waters off of South Maui on Sunday, fire officials said.

According to department reports, crews responded to the call at 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in the ocean fronting the Kīhei Canoe Club.

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Authorities say the 40-year-old local male was found drifting in the ocean about a quarter mile offshore.

Department officials say the man told authorities he was trying to paddle out to a sailboat moored offshore, using a small kayak, but required assistance when he lost his paddle.

Fire officials say crews aboard a rescue Jet Ski brought the man to shore and he did not require any medical attention.

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