Search of South Maui waters canceled, crews determine no one is in distress

Ocean search and rescue off of South Maui. VC: Dina Ruiz (2.10.22)

Coast Guard crews were observed patrolling an area offshore in South Maui following reports of a missing paddle boarder shortly before 7 p.m.

Area residents reported seeing two search boats offshore at around 7:30 p.m. Flares were also observed in the area.

Officials with the Maui Fire Department tell Maui Now that the incident ended up being a “good intent” call, and upon further investigation, nobody was in distress.

Maui Now also sought information from the Coast Guard, and a response is forthcoming.

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