HONOLULU – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 20-month-old boy who lost consciousness aboard a tour boat near Molokini Crater, Monday.
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui transferred the boy and his parents from the Pride of Maui onto the RB-M and safely transported them to Ma’alaea at 11:15 a.m. where they were met by EMS.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Maui received notification from a crewmember aboard the tour boat at 10:44 a.m. a passenger was unresponsive. They directed the launch of the RB-M crew with an EMT aboard and arrived on scene at 10:55 a.m. to effect the transfer and transport to land.
The boy was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center where he was treated and later released in stable condition.
The Coast Guard 45-foot RB-M replaced the aging and outdated 41-foot Utility Boat and boasts an improved design, new ergonomics and enhanced safety features making boat crews more effective in performing their multiple missions.