Three Rescued from West Maui WatersMarch 19, 2019, 7:44 AM HST · Updated March 19, 7:44 AM Wendy Osher · 0 Comments
Three ocean goers were rescued from West Maui waters on Sunday.
At 3 p.m., crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Engine 11 responded to reports of a snorkeler in distress at Kapalua Bay.
Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said crews arrived on scene to find that the snorkeler, described as a 65-year-old Kula woman, was not in distress, but was also not making progress to shore.
Personnel aboard a Jet Ski from DT Fleming made checks on the woman and assisted her to shore. No medical attention was needed.
Fire crews and ocean safety personnel also responded to a report at 4:15 p.m. of two swimmers in distress at Nāpili Kai Beach Resort.
Crews arrived on scene to find a bystander assisting a couple, described as California visitors in their 60s, to shore with his longboard.
Fire personnel treated one of the individuals for a foot laceration. The other individual required no medical attention.
Engine 11 and Jet Ski 11 responded to the incident.