Multiple Ocean Rescues On West, South Shore
August 21, 2022
At 11:20am, Honolulu Ocean Safety and the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services responded to a 41-year old surfer who suffered a facial injury from a surfing accident at the surf break outside of Kaimana Beach. Lifeguards and Honolulu EMS administered medical treatment. She refused transport via EMS to an emergency room.
Just before noon, lifeguards responded to a 20-year old man who was installing a tent along Waikīkī Beach when he suffered a possible head and neck injury, when a tool hit him in the face. Lifeguards administered medical treatment prior to EMS arriving. EMS took over with advanced life support and transported him to an emergency room in serious condition.
Honolulu Ocean Safety responded to a seven-year old who nearly drowned off of Queens Beach in Waikīkī. He was unsupervised when he was pulled out of the water. Lifeguards administered oxygen prior to the arrival of Honolulu EMS. Paramedics took over with advanced life support and transported the child to an emergency room in serious condition.
Just after 1:00pm, Honolulu Ocean Safety responded to a 59-year old snorkeler stuck in the current offshore Lanikūhonua on the west side. Other swimmers assisted the man before lifeguards via jet ski brought him to shore. The Canadian visitor refused transport to an emergency room.
At 6:10pm, lifeguards responded to Māʻili Beach to a 19-year old swimmer caught in the rip current about 50 yards offshore. Lifeguards brought the man to shore via jet ski. The local resident did not require Honolulu EMS.