Coast Guard investigators examine parasail accident

HONOLULU – Coast Guard investigators are examining the cause of a reported parasailing accident that occurred offshore South Oahu at approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Honolulu Fire Department officials who responded to the incident initially notified Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders at 8:43 a.m. It was reported that three individuals aloft entered the water when the towline connecting the parasail harness to the vessel parted.

The commercial passenger vessel involved in the incident successfully recovered the individuals. The three passengers involved in the incident were brought to shore and received medical treatment from emergency medical service with one 30 year-old female transported to Queen’s Medical Center for follow on care.

The Coast Guard is currently conducting a marine casualty investigation to further determine the details of the incident.

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