On 10 November 2019 at 0241 UTC (2141 EST) a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was detected at 20 37.9N 156 29.8W, 3 NM southwest of Makena, HI. It was activated when a Jet Ski, with 1 person on board, became swamped. Simultaneously, as the PLB was activated, the driver made a distress call via VHF Channel 16. Coast Guard District 14 received the alert and Sector Honolulu issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB). A Good Samaritan vessel responded to the UMIB, arrived on scene and rescued the Jet Skier from the water, then towed the Jet Ski to Kihei Boat Ramp in Maui.
1 SARSAT RESCUE