3 adults rescued after boat runs out of fuel off Kailua-Kona

Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii

Three adults were rescued in waters off the Big Island on Sunday after their boat ran out of fuel.

According to the Coast Guard, the boat was approximately 21 miles northwest of Kailua-Kona.

A Coast Guard air crew arrived to the scene at 5:15 p.m. and was able to establish communication with the boat’s captain.

Shortly after 7 p.m., a Coast Guard response boat crew took the vessel in tow and returned them safely to Kawaihae Harbor.

The Coast Guard wants to remind boaters to be aware of their vessel’s fuel capacity and other limitations while operating off shore.

For more information on boating safety, visit www.uscgboating.org.

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