U.S. Coast Guard rescues one, searching for another mariner off Lanai
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) rescued one man and is still searching for another after the 34-foot fishing vessel Munchkin ran aground on the rocks about one half a miles west of Lanai, Hawaii
12:12 a.m. today.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point located and recovered one survivor in the water about 3:20 a.m. today. The survivor was taken to Memorial Hospital on Maui.
The Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium response from Station Maui and the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew continue to search for the second man who is still missing.
Current on-scene weather conditions are 10 mile per hour winds with 3-4 foot seas.
Watchstanders at Sector Honolulu received a Mayday over VHF Channel 16 call from the fishing vessel Munchkin at 12:12 a.m. stating they ran aground and had two people aboard the vessel off of Lanai.