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Strong currents pull swimmer out to sea in Puna, rescued via helicopter

Fire/rescue responded to a 1:57 p.m. alarm Saturday for a swimmer in distress about 200 yards offshore the Waa Waa area of Puna. The Fire Department’s Chopper One was dispatched and located the 16-year-old boy about 150 yards from the shoreline. He was pulled out to sea by strong currents and was unable to swim […]

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Woman falls down Kawainui Stream gulch, suffers head and other injuries

Fire/rescue responded to a 6:01 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Aug 15) to Kawainui Stream for a woman who fell down the embankment of the stream’s gulch. Rescue crews accessed the site located between the 9-10 mile markers of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) via a dirt road through a macadamia nut farm. Rescuers climbed into the gulch […]

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Kayaker blown a mile offshore Mahukona is rescued

Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 1:35 p.m. alarm Friday (April 13) to an area offshore Mahukona Park for a kayaker in distress. Crews found a male kayaker about a mile offshore of Mahukona Park unable to return to shore due to strong offshore winds.

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Swimmer rescued at South Point landing Monday afternoon

Fire/rescue responded to a 3:56 p.m. alarm Monday (April 2) to South Point for a swimmer in distress. Crews arrive to find a woman in her 30s hanging onto a ladder at the boat mooring area of South Point with minor scrapes to her legs. A firefighter entered the water to provide a rescue buoy […]

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Firefighters rescue 75-year-old man below Puna shoreline cliff Monday morning (April 2)

Fire/rescue and medics answered an 11:39 a.m. alarm for a missing 75-year-old man Monday (April 2) along the shoreline fronting Paradise Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Ground crews searched the shoreline where the man was last seen. The fire department’s Chopper One did an aerial search and found the missing man under a 15-25 foot […]

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Fire/Rescue crews answered a 1:23 a.m. alarm Sunday (Dec 3) to Honokane Nui Valley in North Kohala for two stranded hikers.

Five hikers were in Honokane Nui Valley and although three hikers, a female and two males, were able to hike out to the Pololu Lookout two female hikers were stranded by rising waters.

Hikers rescued from valley in Kohala Sunday (Dec 3)

Fire/Rescue crews answered a 1:23 a.m. alarm Sunday (Dec 3) to Honokane Nui Valley in North Kohala for two stranded hikers. Five hikers were in Honokane Nui Valley and although three hikers, a female and two males, were able to hike out to the Pololu Lookout two female hikers were stranded by rising waters.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:12 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 18) toand area near the Fern Forest subdivision at the end of Kahaulea Road for a report of a missing hunter.

Lost hunter rescued in Fern Forest area Saturday (Nov 18)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:12 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 18) toand area near the Fern Forest subdivision at the end of Kahaulea Road for a report of a missing hunter.

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 3:49 alarm Friday (Oct 13) to Hilo Bay for a swimmer in distress.

Fire dispatch received a call reporting a woman in her late 20s seen leaving the Wailoa River mouth heading towards a green channel marker about a mile off shore. The witness lost sight of the woman and became concerned about her welfare and called 9-1-1.

Swimmer rescued in Hilo Bay Friday (Oct 13)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 3:49 alarm Friday (Oct 13) to Hilo Bay for a swimmer in distress. Fire dispatch received a call reporting a woman in her late 20s seen leaving the Wailoa River mouth heading towards a green channel marker about a mile off shore. The witness lost sight of the woman and became […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 a.m. alarm Monday (Sept 18) for a sinking fishing boat six miles west of Kealakekua Bay in Kona.

Three fishermen, in their 60s, were in a 22-foot fishing boat which was sinking and they managed to phone the Coast Guard and Fire Department letting them know of their situation and position offshore using cellphones.

Three fishermen rescued from sinking boat six miles off Kona coast

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 a.m. alarm Monday (Sept 18) for a sinking fishing boat six miles west of Kealakekua Bay in Kona. Three fishermen, in their 60s, were in a 22-foot fishing boat which was sinking and they managed to phone the Coast Guard and Fire Department letting them know of their situation […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:40 a.m. alarm Friday (Aug 11) to an area 1/4 mile offshore Kaloli Point for a capsized boat.

Initial reports sent Chopper One searching for the capsized vessel in Hilo Bay but later located a 20-foot Bayliner partially submerged in the ocean 1/4 mile off Kaloli Point in Puna. Two people were treading water next to the boat.

Two people rescued from capsized boat via chopper off Kaloli Point

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:40 a.m. alarm Friday (Aug 11) to an area 1/4 mile offshore Kaloli Point for a capsized boat. Initial reports sent Chopper One searching for the capsized vessel in Hilo Bay but later located a 20-foot Bayliner partially submerged in the ocean 1/4 mile off Kaloli Point in Puna. Two […]

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Man in critical condition after tumble into the Wailuku River

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:57 p.m. alarm Sunday (July 30) to the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River for an injured man. Crews arrived to find that a 44-year-old man had slipped, struck his head and fallen into the river. The man’s family described the area where he fell and Chopper One flew […]

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Opihi picker rescued from rugged shoreline near Pepeekeo Saturday (May 27)

Fire department rescue crews responded to a 2:59 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 27) to the coastline just north of Kawainui Stream in the Pepeekeo area for a missing Opihi picker.

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Two injured swimmers rescued from Wailuku River Saturday (May 20)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:41 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 20) to the Wailuku River near Piihonua Bridge for two injured swimmers in distress. Three swimmers were swept by the river currents over the Piihonua diversion dam into the waters below just above Piihonua Bridge. Two of the swimmers suffered injuries to their legs.

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Swimmers rescued off Punaluu Beach Park in Ka‘u Wednesday (May 17)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 12:05 alarm Wednesday (May 17) to Punaluu Beach Park in Ka‘u for swimmers in distress. Witnesses reported two swimmers overwhelmed by rough seas and currents, winds were coming from the northeast at 20 mph. A lifeguard was able to reach the swimmers who were about 1/2 mile south of Punaluu Beach […]

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