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Ka'u Information Update for November 14th, 2019

Two teenagers were rescued offshore of Honu'apo Point in Ka'u Wednesday afternoon (November 13th).

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to the report of two spearfishermen in distress offshore of Whittington Beach Park in Ka'u Wednesday afternoon (November 13th).

The initial call came in at 12:22 pm Wednesday afternoon and crews from the Pahala, Na'alehu, and Waiakea Fire Stations along with Battalion 1 and Chopper 1 responded to the scene located approximately 400 yards offshore of Whittington Beach Park in Ka'u.

Upon the arrival of HFD crews, reporting party onshore reported two divers (described as males with their ages ranging from 15 to 17) were spearfishing offshore of Whittington Beach Park when they got into distress in rough ocean conditions.

Once HFD crews arrived on scene, they were able to locate and gain visual on the two spearfishermen offshore at Whittington Beach Park and HFD crews later relocated to a closer point at Honu'apo Point, where 2 HFD personnel from the Pahala Fire Station, swam out 100 yards to the two divers and made contact with them. They assisted with a swim back to shore. Once on shore, HFD Medics conducted an assessment on both divers and determined no injuries or EMS was needed.

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