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Rescue Crews Respond to Capsized Boat at Keawakapu

January 28, 2016, 1:37 PM HST
* Updated January 28, 4:50 PM
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Keawakapu sign. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Keawakapu sign. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui fire and ocean safety personnel are responding to a report of a capsized boat on the south side of Keawakapu Beach near the Mana Kai resort in South Maui.

The incident was reported at around 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

Initial reports indicate that four individuals were on board and were reportedly hanging on to the 18-foot boat while emergency personnel responded.

The boat was about 300 yards off shore when the incident occurred. Prior to capsizing the boat reportedly experienced a broken mast.

***Check back for further updates, which will be posted when information becomes available.

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