Two Visitors Rescued at Pu‘u Keka‘a

May 14, 2019, 1:13 PM HST · Updated May 14, 1:13 PM
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Two swimmers in distress were rescued from West Maui Waters on Monday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 2:22 p.m. on May 13, 2019 at Puʻu Kekaʻa in the area often referred to as “Black Rock” in Kāʻanapali.

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Fire officials say a male and female visitor in their 30’s were found clinging to a rock outcropping and were unable to make it to shore to due to high surf and strong currents.

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The pair found themselves stuck and were waving for help, according to fire officials.

They eventually entered the water and were able to be brought in by a lifeguard on the watercraft. The two suffered scrapes and cuts but refused further treatment.

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