VIDEO: USCG Saves Two Kayakers


The U.S. Coast Guard and Ocean Safety rescued two kayakers trapped on Molokini Crater Monday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification at 3:20 p.m. from Maui Fire Department of two kayakers who were beset by weather and were forced onto the rocks on Molokini Crater. After climbing to safety, the kayakers called 911 for assistance.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui and a jet ski from Ocean Safety responded.

At 3:46 p.m., the jet ski arrived on the scene and ferried the kayakers from the rock to the awaiting RB-M.

The kayakers were safely brought aboard the RB-M and transported to Station Maui at 4:15 p.m.

No injuries were reported and both kayakers were wearing lifejackets.

On-scene conditions were 29 miles per hour winds and three foot seas. Visibility was eight to ten miles.
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Press Release; Image: USCG