Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-01-16 22:30:00 –
Oahu saw some huge waves today due to the largest northwestern swell in the winter season so far. It led to a dangerous situation and many rescues and warnings.
High surf warnings have been issued from now until 6 pm on Sundays on the north and west coasts of Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Niihau, and Maui. High surf advisories are available on the north and west coasts of the Big Island.
As of 4:15 pm today, city guards have rescued 31 people on the North Shore and 58 on the West Shore of Oahu.
We also implemented 2,670 precautions on the North Shore and 2,500 on the West Shore.
Honolulu Ocean Safety has responded to two fishermen who were washed away in Nanakuli after 11:00 am today.
Paramedics announced in a news release that a 16-year-old boy and a 64-year-old man were fishing in a place called a monument near the corner of Hakimo Road and Farrington Highway.
The teen went out alone and tried to help the man out of the water. An observer arrived and regained the unresponsive man. Lifeguard conducted CPR until the arrival of emergency medical services. Emergency personnel provided advanced medical care and took him to an emergency room in danger.
Around 11:00 am, a 37-year-old man was riding behind a personal watercraft when he was injured at a surf spot called “Himalayan” outside Laniakea.
Ocean Safety took him to the shore where he was treated and transferred to EMS. Emergency personnel took him to the emergency room in serious condition.
Then, at 2:00 pm, the lifeguard rescued the injured surfer off the coast of Makua Beach. He refused to be transported to the hospital.
At 3:30 pm, Lifeguard responded to an injured teenager at a “don’t know” location on the Yokohama Bay side of the beach.
The waves slammed him on the shore and injured him.
A lifeguard helped him, but he refused to be taken to the hospital.
Over 80 people rescued from monster waves on north and west shores of Oahu; High-surf warning still in effect Source link Over 80 people rescued from monster waves on north and west shores of Oahu; High-surf warning still in effect