Kayak Fisherman Caught in Large Surf, Rescued at Kanahā, Maui

October 27, 2020, 8:25 AM HST · Updated October 27, 8:25 AM
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Kanahā. File photo by Wendy Osher.

A kayak fisherman who became caught in large surf on Sunday morning, was rescued by Ocean Safety crews at Kanahā, Maui.

The 45-year-old Wailuku man was located outside the surf zone by Ocean Safety crews aboard Jet Ski 10.  Department officials report the kayak was filling with water amid rising large surf.

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The incident was reported at 7:57 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, and crews left the scene at 8:51 a.m.

Chris Stankis, Acting Information Officer for the Maui Fire Department said the individual was uninjured and was returned to shore with his kayak.

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