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 […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety assisted in the rescue of a couple off of Kahala Beach Sunday afternoon. The 911 call for two swimmers in distress came in just before 3:45 p.m. Lifeguards responded via jet ski while a Good Samaritan in the area, assisted the two onto his vessel. Lifeguards transferred the male and female, both said to be 26-years old, […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued a father and his 12-year old son Tuesday night after their 10- boat lost power just outside of Kahana Bay. The 911 distress call came in at 5:30 p.m. Lifeguards responded from Ehukai Beach Park on O'ahu's north shore. When they arrived, lifeguards launched their jet ski and located the pair drifting about a […]
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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.