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Honolulu Ocean Safety Rescues 32 On O'ahu's North Shore

November 13, 2022

Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued 32 people Sunday, on Oahu's north shore and made more than 2,900 preventative actions. The majority of the rescues were at Waimea Bay, including a 22-year old military resident who was suffered an injury when he got washed up in the shore break. Honolulu Emergency Medical Services responded and evaluated the patent, who declined transport. The surf was said to be 18-20 foot faces.

Ocean Safety also responded to a snorkeler in his 30s who was pulled out at Sharks Cove. He suffered a head laceration. Honolulu Emergency Medical Services responded and administered advanced life support and transported the California visitor to an emergency room in serious condition. 

Ocean Safety reminds the public to know your limits in the ocean. Ocean Safety asks the public to check in with lifeguards before getting into the ocean, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. If you witness someone in trouble in the ocean, call 911 immediately.