HONOLULU (AP) - Maui officials say responders rescued a 12-year-old kite windsurfer after he lost his sail offshore.
Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga says the incident occurred about 100 yards from shore at Kanaha Beach.
A fire rescue watercraft crew retrieved the boy and brought him to shore.
Officials say the boy, visiting from Japan, met up with his mother and required no medical attention.
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