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.

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

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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.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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