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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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A warning sign at Keaau Beach (aka Shipman Beach). Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Three swimmers rescued off Keaau Beach after two swept out by currents

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:04 p.m. alarm Saturday (March 25) to Keaau Beach (aka Shipman Beach, Haena Beach) for three swimmers in distress about 100-150 yards offshore. Two girls had been swept out into the ocean due to a current and a man went into the ocean to assist them.

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Woman swept away in flash flood Saturday night (Jan 21)

A search for a woman swept away in a Ahualoa flash flood resumed at daybreak Sunday (Jan 22). Rescue crews located and recovered the body of the 47-year-old woman. An investigation is ongoing by police.

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Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Jan. 18, 2017. The crew of the USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336), homeported in Hilo, safely recovered the men from their life raft and dinghy and transported them to Kawaihae Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Wednesday (Jan 18).

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Fifteen people trapped in Waimanu Valley rescued on New Year’s Day

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:52 p.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 1) to Waimanu Valley where 15 hikers were trapped due to a raging Waimanu Stream. The heavy rains made Waimanu Stream too dangerous for multiple groups of hikers to crossover from the north side of the valley. Five hikers in another group were able to […]

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Missing student rescued after two day search in Ka‘u

Fire/rescue crews resumed their search at daybreak Friday (Oct 21) for a missing person described as being as student in the dense Forest Reserve area off Kaalaiki Road northeast of Naalehu. At 10:20 a.m. the missing student was located halfway down a waterfall and was transported via Chopper One to a medic unit which took […]

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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB-87316)

Search on for missing boater near Lapakahi State Park

Search efforts continued for a missing boater off Lapakahi State Park Sunday (Oct 16). A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, fire departments Choppers One and Two along with a department rescue boat and ground crews searched the area without results.

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Helicopter makes emergency landing in Kohala Mountain Range

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:26 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 4) to the Pu‘u O Umi Natural Area Reserve area in the Kohala Mountains for helicopter and crew which made an emergency landing.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 11:03 a.m. alarm Sunday (Sept 25) to an upper waterfall of Makahiloa Stream on the Hilo side of Maulua Gulch for a climbing accident.

A 21-year-old man was rappeling down a 135 foot waterfall and fell the last 25 feet. The man sustained a leg injury in the fall. Due to the steep valley wall and dense jungle rescue crews used Chopper One to airlift the man via a longline attached to a litter. The victim was then taken via an ambulance to Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.

Man falls while rappelling down waterfall Sunday (Sept 25)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 11:03 a.m. alarm Sunday (Sept 25) to an upper waterfall of Makahiloa Stream on the Hilo side of Maulua Gulch for a climbing accident. A 21-year-old man was rappeling down a 135 foot waterfall and fell the last 25 feet. The man sustained a leg injury in the fall. Due […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:01 alarm Monday (July 18) to Hakalau Beach Park for seven swimmers swept into the ocean in a flash flood of Hakalau Stream.

Crews were unable to locate victims from shore. The Fire Department Chopper One was able to locate the victims in deep water and deployed two rescue swimmers. The victims and crew were airlifted back to shore. Nobody required medical attention.

Seven people saved in ocean rescue off Hakalau Monday (July 18)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:01 alarm Monday (July 18) to Hakalau Beach Park for seven swimmers swept into the ocean in a flash flood of Hakalau Stream. Crews were unable to locate victims from shore. The Fire Department Chopper One was able to locate the victims in deep water and deployed two rescue swimmers. […]

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The mother of Sidney Uemoto checks on her daughter following her daughter's rescue nine miles off Kona, Hawaii, July 15, 2016. Uemoto and David McMahon were both rescued by a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew following an expansive joint search by Navy, Royal New Zealand air force, U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard crews. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Cooper)

Survivors of plane ditched off Kona are rescued Friday morning (July 15)

Plane crash survivors rescued at 11:35 a.m. Friday (July 15) about nine miles north of the Kona International Airport about a mile and half offshore.

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The Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve trailhead at the end of Captain's Drive/Ala Kapena Drive in Glenwood, Hawaii. Officially the trail is closed but hikers and hunters often enter the area. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Lost hunter and dogs are rescued early Thursday morning (June 9)

Rescue crews responded to a 6:29 p.m. alarm Wednesday (June 8) to the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve in the Volcano area for a lost hunter. Near sunset the hunter’s girlfriend called 911 and said the hunter called via cellphone and said he was lost and that he felt like, ‘he was walking in circles and […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:53 a.m. alarm Tuesday (May 3) to assist the Coast Guard in rescuing a man and his sailboat about 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island.

Fire department rescues sailor in distress 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:53 a.m. alarm Tuesday (May 3) to assist the Coast Guard in rescuing a man and his sailboat about 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island.

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