Scuba divers rescued 1,000 yards off Maili coast

Scuba divers rescued 1,000 yards off Maili coast

MAILI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Four scuba divers had to be rescued by lifeguards in waters off Maili Beach on Thursday when the dinghy they had been using broke loose from its anchor and drifted away.

Lifeguards say the divers were more than 1,000 yards from shore when they were spotted waving an orange buoy back and forth to signal that they needed assistance.

One of the lifeguards at the beach paddled out and brought two women, ages 19 and 20, safely to shore. Other lifeguards went out on a water rescue craft to bring two men, ages 46 and 52, back to shore.

The small dinghy that had broken free from its anchor was also towed to shore.

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