Coast Guard crew airlifts 2 from overturned kayak off Molokai

HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew airlifted two men from an overturned kayak off Molokai Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a mayday call at noon from the kayakers, via a hand-held radio, about their overturned kayak, which capsized approximately 100 yards off Kalaupapa.

An HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point was immediately launched to the scene.

The helicopter crew hoisted the two men aboard and transported them to awaiting Emergency Medical Services personnel on Molokai.

The two kayakers were wearing their life jackets. No injuries were reported.

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