Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued a 26-year old visitor from the Mokulua Islands May 7, 2023. The 911 call came in at 12:40p.m., for the man who fell roughly 15-feet, injuring his left knee and suffering multiple abrasions. Lifeguards via jet ski responded and within minutes of the call, secured the patient and brought him to Kailua Beach. Onshore […]
Just before 2:00 p.m. May 6th, Honolulu Ocean Safety and bystanders rescued a 46-year old surfer offshore Waikiki. The man was surfing the surf break "Canoes", when he hit his head on his board, injuring himself. Surfers assisted him and lifeguards via jet ski, brought him to shore. Medical care was transferred to the Honolulu Emergency Medical […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety responded to two swimmers in distress off of Spitting Caves. The 911 call came in just before 6:00 p.m. Two males, an 18 and 19-years old, jumped off the roughly 60-foot cliffside and were struggling to stay above water. At the time of the incident it was raining and windy. Lifeguards via jet ski […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety responded to a 76-year old snorkeler who went unresponsive in the waters off Hanauma Bay. The incident happened around 8:00 a.m. Lifeguards spotted the woman struggling roughly 10-feet offshore. Ocean Safety rescued her and brought her lifeless body to shore. Onshore, lifeguards performed cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and applied an automated external defibrillator (AED). Following […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued two people from the water off the backside of the Mokulua Islands. The call came in at 5:53 p.m. for a female, who was in extreme distress hanging onto a makeshift floatation device. The woman was attempting to kayak back to shore from the island in high winds when her kayak tipped over. A man, […]
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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.