Several Injured in South Maui Outrigger Canoe Accident

October 22, 2018, 11:15 AM HST · Updated October 22, 11:34 AM
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    An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club this morning, Oct. 22, 2018, at approximately 8 a.m. as a double-hulled canoe approached shore.

    A bystander said the canoe split in half. There were multiple injuries and paramedics were called.

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    Maui County Fire Department Fire Service Chief Rylan Yatsushiro told Maui Now that three paddlers sustained minor injuries and a woman in her 70’s was transported by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center withe more severe injuries.

    Surf at the time of the incident was reported at 4 feet.

    An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club on Oct. 22. PC: Bruce Kurosaki

    An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club on Oct. 22. PC: Bruce Kurosaki

    An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club on Oct. 22. PC: Bruce Kurosaki

    An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club on Oct. 22. PC: Bruce Kurosaki

    An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club on Oct. 22. PC: Bruce Kurosaki

    An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club on Oct. 22. PC: Bruce Kurosaki

    An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club on Oct. 22. PC: Bruce Kurosaki

    Debra Lordan
    Debra Lordan has been a writer and website editor for Maui Now since December 2014.

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