Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued three divers today about 500 yards off shore near Alligator Rock on the north shore. The three male divers called 911 just before 12:30 p.m., when the motor on their 10-foot Livingston boat malfunctioned. Ocean Safety lifeguards responded via jet ski and towed the boat with the divers onboard to shore safely. No injuries were reported.
Just after 4:00 p.m. today, Honolulu Ocean Safety along with the Honolulu Fire Department and the Marine Corps Base Hawaii's Waterfront Operations, responded to a sailboat in distress off of Windward O'ahu. The boat, described to be a 25-foot vessel, with four people onboard was first said to be in trouble near the Mokulua Islands but quickly moved towards the Marine Corps Base Hawai'i. Lifeguards made contact with the boat […]
HONOLULU — A promotion ceremony Wednesday at Paki Hale near Kapi`olani Park was significant for two reasons for the city’s Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division. The promotion of four new Lieutenants ,who will serve as mobile responders, marks the completion of the first phase of growth in the division toward “extended hours” coverage on […]
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 […]
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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.