Hawaii News

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

6 snorkelers rescued in waters off Kahe Point Bach Park in West Oahu

Six snorkelers had to be rescued in waters off of Leeward Oahu on Monday. Crews with Honolulu Ocean Safety and the Honolulu Fire Department responded to Kahe Point Beach Park just after 10 a.m. Authorities say the snorkelers, four adults and two children, were out in the water when they got swept up in the current and were pushed offshore. A Good Samaritan on the beach heard screams for help and swam out to assist while another bystander called 911. All six snorkelers were safely brought back to shore without suffering any injuries. They have not been identified.
KITV ABC 4 Honolulu

Hawaii diver found unresponsive off Maui waters

First responders have ended their search for a missing diver after he was found unresponsive in waters off Nakalele Point. According to the Maui Fire Department, after the diver was found he was brought to shore where medics provided lifesaving treatment. However, despite their efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was a 47-year-old man of Pukalani who was spearfishing while he was out at sea.
KHON-TV FOX 2 Honolulu

Monday, September 26, 2022

Hawaii island firefighters extinguish structure fire in Waipio Valley

Hawaii island firefighters extinguished a fire in the Waipio Valley area that destroyed a single-story structure. The Hawaii County Fire Department reported the fire taking place at around 4 p.m. Friday. The structure was described as being 30 feet by 40 feet in size. The fire burned the structure to the ground and about 10 feet of foliage around it. There was a delayed response because of difficult terrain on the valley floor. The fire was extinguished at 5:40 p.m. No injuries were reported, and the fire is being investigated.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Injured hiker rescued from Koko Head Crater Trail

Honolulu firefighters rescued a hiker at Koko Head Crater Trail who fell about 8 feet at the trail summit. The Honolulu Fire Department received a call at around 6:15 p.m. today about a woman, described as being approximately 20 years old, who was injured on the Hawaii Kai trail. Firefighters arrived at the scene a few minutes later and established a landing zone at Koko Head District Park. HFD made contact with the hiker by foot and conducted a medical assessment before flying her via the department’s Air 1 helicopter to the landing zone. The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services took over care of the hiker at around 7:30 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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