2 Coast Guard rescues off Maui

A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium pulls up alongside the Pride of Maui on Saturday. The Pride of Maui had picked up a surfer who had been blown out to sea by high winds. U.S. Coast Guard photo

The Coast Guard was involved in two rescues off Maui on Saturday.

A surfer pushed out to sea by high winds was picked up by the Pride of Maui about 150 yards off Ukumehame Beach Park on Saturday morning. A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and Maui Fire Department crews responded.

An ocean safety Jet Ski operator picked up the surfer from the Pride of Maui and brought him back to shore, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard boat retrieved the surfboard.

The same day, a Station Maui Response Boat-Medium crew took a 45-year-old passenger in distress off the Ocean Voyager near Five Caves in South Maui, the Coast Guard said. The passenger apparently was suffering from seasickness and heat exhaustion.

The Coast Guard crew brought the passenger to an awaiting ambulance at Kihei Boat Ramp.

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