Honolulu Ocean Safety responded to a 33-year old stand-up paddler surfing Monday morning, who suffered a head injury at Pipeline. The surfer hit his head on the reef after taking off on a wave as part of an organized event. The event's private lifeguards, Hawaiian Water Patrol, brought the man to shore where Honolulu Ocean Safety lifeguards administered […]
The New Year brought with it huge surf along the north and west shores, the beaches were packed and the lifeguards were busy with rescues and preventative actions. On the west side of the island, lifeguards rescued 15 people and made more than 3,000 preventative actions. These rescues included a family of three, a 40-year old female […]
It was a busy Christmas day for first responders. Honolulu Ocean Safety co-responded with Honolulu Emergency Medical Services, the Honolulu Fire Department and the Honolulu Police Department to seven 911 calls across the island today. One of those calls was for a 48-year old body boarder at Makapu'u Beach Park who was found unresponsive in the […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued multiple patients this afternoon when a large 10-foot wave washed onshore on the rocky ledge at Sharks Cove and swept two into the ocean, injuring many others. The incident happened just before 2:00 p.m. Ocean Safety was patrolling the area by ski at the time the wave caught more than a dozen people off-guard. Lifeguards […]
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services co-responded with the American Medical Response on a mass casualty this afternoon at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The call came in at 11:06 a.m. A Hawaiian Airlines flight, inbound from Phoenix, Arizona, experienced severe turbulence roughly 30 minutes outside of Honolulu. On scene, paramedics and emergency medical technicians treated 36 […]
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Scores of Ocean Rescues Made on Oʻahu’s South Shore During ‘Historic’ South Swell
Warnings about a “historic” south swell with waves approaching 20 feet and dangerous rip currents predictably did little to keep surfers out of the water Saturday, leaving Honolulu Ocean Safety personnel to handle the consequences.