Swimmer rescued at Green Sands Beach

Good Samaritans rescued an unresponsive swimmer from the water at Papakolea Beach, aka Green Sands Beach, early Monday afternoon. According to a Hawaii Fire Department statement, eight units, including both county helicopters responded to the 1:33 p.m. alarm with the first unit arriving on scene at 1:59 p.m. By the time they arrived, the 40-year-old woman was sitting on the beach, conscious but unable to make her way up the trail from the secluded Ka‘u beach.