Boat capsizes off Kohanaiki

  • A 14-foot vessel is towed into Honokohau Small Boat Harbor after capsizing off of Kohanaiki Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The charter boat Honey tows a 14-foot vessel and passengers into Honokohau Small Boat Harbor after the small craft capsized in waters off of Kohanaiki Friday Afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The charter boat Honey and a water craft assist passengers of a capsized boat off of Kohanaiki Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KOHANAIKI — Four people were picked up by a passing charter boat Friday afternoon after their vessel capsized in waters off Kohanaiki.

A call came in to the Hawaii Fire Department at 1:14 p.m. of a 14-foot boat capsized with two passengers in the water and two on top of the overturned boat about a quarter mile off the popular North Kona surfing spot.

Chopper 2 was dispatched, but when it arrived, the vessel, Honey, along with three other boats and a personal water craft were already on the scene assisting the four passengers.

The capsized vessel was towed to Honokohau Small Boat Harbor by the Honey. No injuries were reported.

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