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Swimmers in Distress Rescued Near Ka`anapali

The Maui County Department of Fire & Public Safety assisted several oceangoers at Pu’u Keka’a (Black Rock) near Ka’anapali on Sunday.

Authorities report that a male and a female were hanging on to rocks, calling for help as the current was too strong for them. A person nearby called 911.

Lifeguards on a rescue watercraft were able to bring the swimmers to shore at about 11:25 a.m. Firefighters from the Lahaina station made their way to the north side of Black Rock to assist the swimmers.

No medical attention was needed as the swimmers were just exhausted.

While completing the rescue, the same lifeguard assisted two SCUBA divers who also needed help to shore due to the strong current. The SCUBA divers were part of a larger dive group who were able to make it to shore on their own.

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