The Rescue: Firefighters, swimmers, detail daring mission that saved students

The raging stream is pictured. (Laura Ruminski / West Hawaii Today)
Fire Captain Richard Fong talks about the daring swift water rescue at Anna Ranch. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — When firefighters got a call that 10 people had been swept away during a flash flood in a Waimea stream, they thought they were responding to a recovery, not a rescue.