Categorized | News

Whale flips man and outrigger canoe over in Keauhou

View Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona in a larger map

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:16 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Jan 29) 1/4 mile off the shores of the Outrigger Kanaloa in Keauhou for a paddler who was flipped over by a whale in his one-man outrigger canoe (OC-1).

Arriving on scene rescue crews saw the man 100 yards offshore signaling for help with his paddle. A Captain Zodiac tour boat rescued the 60-year-old paddler, brought him aboard and assisted in bringing his broken 20 foot OC-1 to shore.

The man had a superficial scratch to his arm from the sharp edges of his broken canoe and did not require serious medical treatment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Become a fan on facebook

Photos on flickr

Stock Quotes

NASDAQ4818.75  chart+6.04
S&P 5001985.01  chart-2.65
AAPL112.7299  chart-0.1901
FB90.7598  chart+1.0298
GOOG627.38  chart-10.23
INTC28.495  chart+0.775
MSFT43.945  chart+0.045
ORCL37.31  chart+0.49
QCOM57.3825  chart+0.0225
ALEX34.05  chart-0.21
BOH62.24  chart+0.39
BRN2.3135  chart+0.1135
BYD16.48  chart+0.43
CAGU0.28  chart+0.00
CPF20.44  chart+0.04
CYAN7.53  chart-0.20
HA22.75  chart-0.02
HCOM22.12  chart+0.20
HE28.355  chart-0.565
MLP5.2846  chart+0.0046
MRPI0.0003  chart+0.0000
NNUTU2.83  chart+0.00
PLFF0.036  chart+0.000
TBNK25.75  chart+0.28
TSO93.77  chart+3.13
Aug 28, 2015 / 1:16 pm