Boater rescues man after vessel overturns
A good Samaritan boater rescued a man whose 18-foot fishing boat overturned 2.5 to three miles off Aina Haina yesterday afternoon, authorities said.
Coast Guard spokesman Michael De Nyse said the man whose boat overturned was "in the water when he made a phone call to a friend as his boat was going down."
"The friend in turn got a vessel and went out in search of his buddy on the water," De Nyse said. "This is just a great example of how we want mariners to act out there."
Meanwhile, another man in his fishing boat spotted the boater in distress, "plucked him out of the water and transferred him out of the water and into the friend's vessel," De Nyse said.
The man was brought to shore between 2 and 2:30 p.m.
Fire Capt. Frank Johnson said the man, in his 30s, was in good condition, uninjured, and was not treated by paramedics.
The Fire Department towed the vessel to shore.
The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue boat and helicopter, but the man had been rescued before they arrived.