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10 rescued in 2 separate incidents off Kahala

Crews respond to a vessel taking on water (Image: U.S. Coast Guard) Crews respond to a vessel taking on water (Image: U.S. Coast Guard)
Rescuers assist 7 in overturned canoe (Image: U.S. Coast Guard) Rescuers assist 7 in overturned canoe (Image: U.S. Coast Guard)
KAHALA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Rescue crews on Sunday assisted 10 boaters in two separate incidents off Kahala.

The first incident happened around 10:05 a.m. when Ocean Safety crews responded to a report of a 15-foot vessel taking on water about a mile and a half south of Kahala. Crews were able to locate all three on board and safely brought them back to shore.

The U.S. Coast Guard also responded, but was unable to successfully dewater the capsized vessel. Therefore, it remains adrift and partially submerged. The Department of Land and Natural Resources has been notified.

The vessel’s owner is expected to attempt to salvage it, officials said.

The next rescue happened around 10:35 a.m. when crews responded to an overturned canoe approximately 100 yards from the vessel. Crews assisted the seven people who were on board and transported them safely to the Ala Wai Boat Harbor.

The canoe has also been towed back to the harbor.

No injuries or pollution were reported in either case.

A High Surf Advisory was in effect on Sunday for south shores with waves of up to 8 feet.

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