Coast Guard rescues man from capsized vessel off Kauai

HONOLULU (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued a man after his 24-foot fishing vessel capsized off Kauai.

KHON-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2bHCFTK ) that the 56-year-old man, who was wearing a life jacket, was brought to safety Thursday.

The seas were reported to be at seven feet when a wave swamped the man’s vessel about 12 miles west of Kikiaola Harbor.

A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew responded after the Coast Guard received an emergency position-indicating radio beacon alert. The crew was able to locate the man after he fired off a flare and hoisted him up into the helicopter.

The Coast Guard reported that the fisherman did not suffer any injuries and praised him for taking the proper safety precautions.

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Information from: KHON-TV, http://khon.com

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