Couple sues Hawaii tour company for allegedly leaving them stranded in the ocean
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A California couple is suing a Hawaii tour company to the tune of $5 million after allegedly leaving them stranded in the ocean.
Alexander Burckle and Elizabeth Webster claim they suffered "severe emotional distress" after being abandoned by a snorkel charter, operated by Sail Maui, while on their honeymoon in September 2021, according to court documents obtained by FOX Business.
Representatives for Sail Maui have not immediately responded to FOX Business' request for comment.
The couple, who are both described as experienced snorkelers, had booked the "Lanai Coast" snorkel tour with 42 other passengers. The tour was scheduled to depart from Lahaina Harbor in Maui at 10 a.m. and return to Lahaina Harbor at 3 p.m.
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The passengers jumped into the ocean just before 11 a.m. and were told they would be in the first snorkel location for about an hour before the "vessel would embark for the second (unspecified) snorkel location of the day," according to the lawsuit.
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