5 men safe after boat sinks off Maui
OLOWALU, Hawaii — Five men are safe and sound after a whale-watching trip ended with their 27-foot recreational boat sinking off Maui.
The men managed to swim about 100 yards to shore at Olowalu on Sunday.
One of the men aboard the Seawren III, Ron Callaway, says no one saw a hole in the boat, and added there’s no good explanation as to why it sank.
Boat owner Chester Dilley says he and others sailed out of Lahaina for a day of whale watching, and they were returning from the back side of Lanai when they noticed water was streaming over the deck planks.
Dilley says they jumped into the ocean and swam for shore when the water came in faster than they could bail.
Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com