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Three rescued from capsized boat off Kona International Airport Saturday

MEDIA RELEASE

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:46 a.m. alarm for a capsized boat 1/2 mile off Kona International Airport Saturday morning (Sept 12).

A large swell had broken over the 12-foot Alii Kai capsizing it with two adults and one child on board. A passing 16-foot watercraft took the child aboard and called for help which brought Chopper Two to locate the vessels and the fire department’s rescue boat to pick-up the two adults clinging to the capsized boat.

The rescue boat took all the two adults and child on board and towed the capsized vessel back towards Honokohau Harbor where the Coast Guard took over towing the vessel in.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.

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