Boating accident sends 2 to hospital

KAILUA-KONA — A man and woman were hospitalized after an apparent boating accident Friday morning at Honokohau.

The two were aboard a boat when it apparently struck something in the water at the harbor, according to the Hawaii Fire Department. The boat was already out of the water and on an trailer when medics arrived.

The man, a 59-year-old Kona resident said to be the boat’s owner, suffered a serious head injury while his passenger, a 33-year-old Kona woman, suffered leg and back injuries, according to Hawaii Police.

Fire rescue personnel transported the victims to Kona Community Hospital. The man and woman were later transported to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. No additional information on their conditions was available.