Kauai News

Kitesurfer Rescued off Lumaha‘i Beach

Posted July 21, 2021, 12:26 PM HST

A kitesurfer was rescued off waters at Lumaha‘i Beach on Tuesday, July 20.

At approximately 7:20 p.m., firefighters from the Hanalei Fire Station received a report of a missing 26-year-old female visitor who did not return from kite surfing at Lumaha‘i Beach on Tuesday evening, according to a preliminary report.

The United States Coast Guard was notified, and Rescue 3 was on standby.

Firefighters with the Hanalei fire station activated Jetski 1 at approximately 7:30 p.m. to conduct a search of the water. First responders connected with a local fisherman who was conducting a search for the visitor prior to the arrival of the jet ski.

First responders on Jetski1 located the kitesurfer nearly a mile offshore and cleared the scene at approximately 7:50 p.m.

No medical treatment was needed.