Coast Guard rescue crew medically evacuates snorkeler offshore Maui

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU – A Coast Guard Station Maui rescue crew provided emergency medical treatment and assisted in evacuating a crewmember found unresponsive while snorkeling, in the vicinity of Molokini Crater, Maui at approximatley 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a call from the captain of the dive boat, Island Princess, informing them of a 26-year old male crewmember found submerged in approximately 50 feet of water. A nearby dive boat, Ale Nui, overheard the Island Princess’s distress call and sent crewmembers to assist in retrieving the snorkeler.

A Station Maui rescue crew launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to escort the Island Princess to Maalaea Small Boat Harbor and embarked two crew members to assist in delivering medical care. Maui Emergency Medical Crews provided additional medical treatment at the harbor and transported the snorkeler to Maui Memorial Medical Center.

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