Honolulu Ocean Safety responded today with the Honolulu Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi’s Waterfront Operations for a missing diver. The 911 call came in at 10:55 a.m. The diver, described as a 77-year old local male, was last seen diving between Mokoli‘i and Kipapa Islands. Lifeguards made contact with the […]
Honolulu Ocean Safety, along with a private canoe club and private water safety company responded to a swimmer who suffered a cardiac arrest this morning while competing in an organized swim race. Just after 9:30am, lifeguards rescued the man from the waters off Waikīkī and started cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Onshore, lifeguards continued CPR until […]
The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services is looking to hire heroes to join its Academy 4 Recruit Class. The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Human Resources has posted an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) recruitment notice on its website. The application period opens Tuesday, September 6th at 12:00 a.m. and will close Tuesday, September 6th […]
Just after 8:00pm, Wednesday evening, a Honolulu Emergency Medical Services ambulance caught fire in the driveway of Adventist Health Castle formerly known as The Castle Medical Center. The Honolulu EMS crew was transporting a patient to the emergency room when the fire began. The 91- year old patient died at the scene. The Paramedic, who […]
At 11:20am, Honolulu Ocean Safety and the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services responded to a 41-year old surfer who suffered a facial injury from a surfing accident at the surf break outside of Kaimana Beach. Lifeguards and Honolulu EMS administered medical treatment. She refused transport via EMS to an emergency room. Just before noon, lifeguards responded […]
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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.