Coast Guard evacuates two women near Molokini

The Maui News

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to two separate calls of women in distress near Molokini on Tuesday.

A Maui Coast Guard crew responded and evacuated both women.

The first call for help came in at 9:38 a.m. from the captain of the Four Winds II. A 50-year-old woman suffered a severe jellyfish sting while snorkeling off Molokini. The Coast Guard crew went to the scene with a paramedic aboard and took the woman and her family to Maalaea Harbor. She did not need further treatment after arrival, Coast Guard officials said.

The second call came at 10:35 a.m., when the Pride of Maui passenger vessel reported a 64-year-old woman was suffering from severe disorientation in the vicinity of Molokini. She was taken with her teenager to the Kihei boat ramp.

“Our crews remain ready to respond and get those who require a higher level of medical care to those resources as quickly as possible,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Busch, the acting officer of the day at Coast Guard Station Maui.