Swimmer rescued from waters off West Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department rescued a swimmer Friday in Maihi Bay.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry pulled the swimmer, who was suffering from a severe leg cramp, out of the water and brought him to awaiting emergency services at Keauhou Bay pier.

The 17-year-old boy was about 50 yards offshore. Five other swimmers helped keep him afloat but weren’t able to bring him to shore.

The cutter was anchored off Kailua-Kona and launched a small boat with a rescue team to help.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.