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Snorkeler Medevaced from Vessel off Molokini

December 24, 2018, 7:11 AM HST · Updated December 24, 7:11 AM
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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.

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

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

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