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Men safe after boat sinks on Maui

OLOWALU, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - Five men are safe and sound after a whale watching trip ended with their boat sinking off Maui. The men managed to swim about 100 yards to shore at Olowalu on Sunday.

One of the men aboard the Seawren III, Ron Callaway, says no one saw a hole in the boat, and added there's no good explanation as to why it sank.

Boat owner Chester Dilley says he and others sailed out of Lahaina for a day of whale watching, and while returning from the back side of Lanai, they noticed water was streaming over the deck planks. Dilley says they jumped into the ocean and swam for shore.

Photo source: The Maui News

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