HONOLULU (AP) — Coast Guard crews looking for three missing fishermen off Hawaii had to rescue three boaters helping in the search.
The agency says a helicopter crew plucked the boaters from the ocean Monday night, and a fourth man swam to shore. Their 30-foot boat sank off Oahu’s North Shore as they towed the fishermen’s adrift vessel.
One of the four boaters was treated for hypothermia, but there were no other injuries.
The Coast Guard has been searching for fishermen Jensen Loo, Clint Oshima and Derek Tomas, all 30, since they were reported overdue early Monday. Crews spotted their overturned vessel.
The agency says the boaters tried to tow it and sent a mayday call as they capsized. The Coast Guard diverted resources from the search for the fishermen to save them.