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Snorkeler Medevaced from Vessel off Molokini

December 24, 2018, 7:11 AM HST
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Molokini Crater. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Coast Guard crews diverted from training exercises to conduct a rescue off Maui on Sunday.

The  Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced a snorkeler suffering from a medical emergency at Molokini Crater.

The incident was reported at around 9:55 a.m. aboard the Pride of Maui vessel.

The captain reported that a 69-year-old passenger was suffering from symptoms of a stroke.

Once on scene, the Coast Guard crew transferred the snorkeler from the Pride of Maui and brought him to awaiting emergency services.

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The weather at the time was isolated showers with winds of 19 mph and seas up to 4 feet.

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