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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 4:01 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2006

Maui boy drowns while fishing

Advertiser Staff

KU'AU, Maui — A 12-year-old Maui boy died today when he was knocked down by a wave while fishing with his father on the reef off Ku'au.

The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. when the boy walked out to his father on the reef, police said. The father told his son to return to shore because of rough waters, but a wave washed both of them into a hole in the reef.

The man was able to get out but the boy was trapped under 6 feet of water and apparently drowned before rescuers could bring him to the surface.

Police have not released the boy's name.