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Surfer Rescued off Pōhaku Park, Maui

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Pōhaku Park. File photo credit: County of Maui.

Fire crews rescued a surfer off of Pōhau Beach Park in Kahana on Tuesday evening after the man’s leash broke.

The incident was reported at 5:06 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, about 200 yards offshore of the Kuleana Condominium on Lower Honoapiʻilani Road.

When first responders arrived on scene at 5:17 p.m., they spotted two men holding on to a single surfboard about 300 yards out.

Authorities say the 33 year-old Nāpili man who lost his board was assisted by another man who had been surfing nearby.

Crews aboard a fire rescue boat from Lahaina brought two men back to shore.  Another individual recovered the board that was lost in the incident.  No one was injured.

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Nāpili firefighters were assisted by a Lahaina ladder crew and rescue boat.

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