Just after 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Ocean Safety, the Honolulu Fire Department and the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services responded to a 47-year old man found unresponsive in the waters off Lāʻie Point. According to witnesses the man jumped off the cliffside and didn't surface. Good Samaritans responded until first responders arrived. The man was brought to […]
HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – Sunday, marks one month since Honolulu Ocean Safety opened its newest official lifeguard tower at Kahe Point Beach Park. Ocean Safety installed the Kahe Point tower August 3rd, since then, lifeguards performed seven rescues and averaged more than 160 preventative actions a day. A preventative action is a lifeguard’s effort to prevent […]
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services responded to a five-year old boy who was found unresponsive at the bottom of a swimming pool. The 911 call came in just before 10:00 a.m. Sunday, at the address of 92-161 Waipahe Place. Bystanders noticed the boy and quickly pulled him out of the water and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Honolulu EMS arrived […]
HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – A blessing was held in Waipio this week to welcome eight new ambulances to the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services fleet. These new top of the line vehicles will replace ambulances that have come to the end of their service life. The new ambulances are Ford F350 models and customized by Leader Ambulances, […]
Just after 3:45 p.m., Honolulu Ocean Safety responded to a 911 call for five stand-up paddlers on the Mokulua Islands unable to get back to shore. Lifeguards responded via jet ski and truck. Lifeguards made contact with the group, two men and three women, who were being blown by high winds away from the islands. Lifeguards […]
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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.