Three Rescued from West Maui Waters

March 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.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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