Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued 32 people Sunday, on Oahu's north shore and made more than 2,900 preventative actions. The majority of the rescues were at Waimea Bay, including a 22-year old military resident who was suffered an injury when he got washed up in the shore break. Honolulu Emergency Medical Services responded and evaluated the patent, who […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety with the Honolulu Fire Department responded to a 911 call this morning for two kayakers, in distress in the waters off of Portlock near Spitting Caves. The call came in from a witness on shore just after 8:00am. The kayakers, a male and female, both 81-years O'ahu residents, were separated from their kayaks and found standing […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued two divers off of Lānaʻi Lookout this morning. The 911 call came in at 8:40am. Ocean Safety responded via jet ski and made contact with the divers just near the mouth of Hanauma Bay. After assessing the two scuba divers, lifeguards brought the male, 25, and female, 32, to shore safely with no […]
At 10:10am, Honolulu Ocean Safety responded with the Honolulu Fire Department for six snorkelers in trouble off of Kahe Point Beach Park. The six, four adults and two children were snorkeling when they got caught in the currents and were being pushed offshore. A bystander heard screams for help and swam out to assist, while […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety, the Honolulu Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a possible missing swimmer today off of Waikīkī. The swimmer, described as a 55-year old male, was last seen swimming around 4:30pm roughly 30 yards offshore the Duke Kahanamoku Beach Park. Lifeguards via jet ski conducted an extensive search on the […]
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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.