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Kayakers rescued off North Kohala coast

Two county helicopters were among the eight Fire Department units that rescued two kayakers in distress Wednesday morning off the North Kohala coast.

According to a written Fire Department release, an undercurrent likely pulled the kayak with two aboard farther away from the shore.

One of the helicopters responding to the 10:59 a.m. alarm spotted the kayak about 2-3 miles offshore of the 12-mile marker of Akoni Pule Highway. The copter hovered over the craft until the second chopper arrived, rescued the two individuals and retrieved the kayak.

Neither kayaker required medical attention.


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