- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued a man after his 24-foot fishing vessel capsized off Kauai.

KHON-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2bHCFTK ) that the 56-year-old man, who was wearing a life jacket, was brought to safety Thursday.

The seas were reported to be at seven feet when a wave swamped the man’s vessel about 12 miles west of Kikiaola Harbor.

A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew responded after the Coast Guard received an emergency position-indicating radio beacon alert. The crew was able to locate the man after he fired off a flare and hoisted him up into the helicopter.

The Coast Guard reported that the fisherman did not suffer any injuries and praised him for taking the proper safety precautions.

___

Information from: KHON-TV, https://khon.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide