Two young Kahului residents drowned today off the northwest side of Maui near Honokohau Bay. Preliminary reports from Maui Fire Department officials indicate that an 18 year-old woman was swept off rocks by a wave and that a 19 year-old man jumped in to save her. Both disappeared.
Rescue divers retrieved their bodies from underwater. The two were then transported to Mala Wharf. The incident was first reported at 1:32 p.m. today. Their identities have not yet been released.