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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 9:09 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2006

Coast Guard rescues boater

Advertiser Staff

The Coast Guard today rescued a boater 35 miles off Ka'ena Point after the mast of his boat broke, disabling his craft.

The Maui man, whose name was not released, sent out a distress signal about 10 a.m. yesterday. The Coast Guard launched a C-130 aircraft, a Dolphin helicopter and a 47-foot boat to search for the stranded sailor, said Petty Officer Michael De Nyse of Coast Guard District 14.

The boater was picked up about noon. He was not hurt, De Nyse said.