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First Responders Rescue Four Off Of Spitting Caves

April 16, 2024

On April 16th, 2024, Honolulu Ocean Safety, the Honolulu Fire Department and the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services responded to four adult male swimmers who jumped off of Spitting Caves and were unable to get out on their own. The 911 call came in at 11:23 a.m. for the men who were struggling in the surf. A Good Samaritan threw a rescue tube for the men to hold onto. Ocean Safety lifeguards, via jet ski, rescued two men and the HFD rescued the other two. The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services treated two of the men, who swallowed water, at the Maunalua Bay boat ramp. Paramedics treated and transported a 20-year old male in serious condition to an emergency room. Two of the swimmers did not require medical attention. 

Ocean Safety strongly reminds the public to know your limits and the ocean conditions prior to entering the water.