Maui Fire and Rescue crews were called to assist in a missing person search just after noon today. Crews from Kaunakai and Puko’o and Rescue 10 Aboard Air 1 responded. Ground crews on Moloka’i were advised that there was a possibility the missing party may have launched a small sailboat from the shoreline fronting the Puko’o Canoe Shack. At that point, personnel launched Fire Ski 4 to assist Air 1 with an ocean search.
At approximately 2 p.m., Air 1 located the vessel and victim on shore in the area just west of Ship Wreck Beach on the island of Lanai. The victim was then transported back to Molokai via Air 1 to be evaluated by medics and Engine 12 personnel. The Molokai male in his 40’s was reported to be in stable condition. No further details are available at this time.