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Several boats run aground due to high surf

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Three boats were grounded, including two on Maui and one on Oahu, because of dangerously high surf over the weekend.

A 31-foot sailing vessel, Kahili, went aground Sunday at about 4:30 p.m. about 150 feet off Kamehameha Iki County Park, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Department of Land and Natural Resources said it contacted the owner, who removed four gallons of diesel fuel aboard, and said he was in touch with his insurance company to come up with a salvage plan.

The DLNR was told on Sunday morning that a vessel that was adrift off La Perouse and the male operator was swimming to shore. The 26-foot boat, the Aikane Maru, was recovered shortly thereafter.

On Oahu, a 32-foot Coast Guard sailboat went aground outside the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor on Saturday evening. The owner was taken to the hospital. A salvage company is in the process of removing the boat.  

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