Boat Capsizes near Waimea Bay, Dozen people rescued

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A group of friends set out to have some fun in the beautiful blue water of Waimea Bay, were terrified when the boat’s bilge pump stopped working in the middle of the ocean.

However, emergency rescue units were prompt and more than a dozen people were rescued by firefighters near Waimea Bay after their boat ran out of fuel and capsized.

There were 14 people who went out on a friend’s boat in the afternoon some of them were visiting Hawaii and some of them were from here.

The group of friends set out to have fun in the ocean, but their adventure took a drastic turn when the boat’s bilge pump stopped working and the hull started to take in water until the boat capsized.

The people who were rescued said they were scared for little bit, but after the boat capsized, 12 of them stayed next to the boat that was still floating. Two others swam for help.

Soon after, a coast guard chopper flew over and dropped a life raft before firefighters showed up in their rescue boat. No injuries have been reported so far.

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