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 ( ) 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.


Information from: KHON-TV,


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