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Man and woman found floating offshore in Keauhou, Kona

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:10 p.m. alarm Sunday (March 31) to the area near the Sheraton Kona Resort in Keauhou for an initial report of two children floating face-down in the ocean.

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River rescue operations in Waimea Saturday (Feb 23)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:11 p.m. alarm Saturday (Feb 23) for a river rescue in Waimea near a spot called the Cowboy Pond, also known as ‘The Place’ located mauka of Anna’s Pond.

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Utah hikers rescued from Pololu Valley area after being stranded by high tide

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:58 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Dec 4) to Pololu Valley for hikers stranded on the shoreline. Two hikers, a 21-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man from Utah, had gotten stranded on the rocky shoreline between Pololu and Honokane Valleys when the rising tide cut-off their path out.

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Pair of Opihi pickers rescued in Laupahoehoe Sunday (Dec 2)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:51 a.m. alarm Sunday (Dec 2) for a rescue of Opihi pickers on the Hamakua Coast in Laupahoehoe. Fire Dispatch reports two males climbed down a 100-foot steep embankment then used a rope to go down a 100-foot vertical cliff to pick Opihi. The two could not ascend back up […]

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Rescue crews assist dirt bike riders to safety Tuesday night (Nov 6)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:13 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Nov 6) to an ATV Park on Stainback Highway for a report of two lost children on dirt bikes. After contacting rescue the father of the children located them but they could not get back to the roadway due to being lost in the darkness. Crews […]

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Swimmers swept away in Waimea flash flood Saturday (Nov 3)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 4:18 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 3) to Anna’s Pond and the stream in the hills above Anna’s Ranch in Waimea for a flash flood search and rescue operation. Swimmers were at the pond when a flash flood swept them away into the stream. Upon arrival, crews found and talked to three […]

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Strong currents pull swimmer out to sea in Puna, rescued via helicopter

Fire/rescue responded to a 1:57 p.m. alarm Saturday for a swimmer in distress about 200 yards offshore the Waa Waa area of Puna. The Fire Department’s Chopper One was dispatched and located the 16-year-old boy about 150 yards from the shoreline. He was pulled out to sea by strong currents and was unable to swim […]

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Woman falls down Kawainui Stream gulch, suffers head and other injuries

Fire/rescue responded to a 6:01 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Aug 15) to Kawainui Stream for a woman who fell down the embankment of the stream’s gulch. Rescue crews accessed the site located between the 9-10 mile markers of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) via a dirt road through a macadamia nut farm. Rescuers climbed into the gulch […]

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Kayaker blown a mile offshore Mahukona is rescued

Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 1:35 p.m. alarm Friday (April 13) to an area offshore Mahukona Park for a kayaker in distress. Crews found a male kayaker about a mile offshore of Mahukona Park unable to return to shore due to strong offshore winds.

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Swimmer rescued at South Point landing Monday afternoon

Fire/rescue responded to a 3:56 p.m. alarm Monday (April 2) to South Point for a swimmer in distress. Crews arrive to find a woman in her 30s hanging onto a ladder at the boat mooring area of South Point with minor scrapes to her legs. A firefighter entered the water to provide a rescue buoy […]

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Firefighters rescue 75-year-old man below Puna shoreline cliff Monday morning (April 2)

Fire/rescue and medics answered an 11:39 a.m. alarm for a missing 75-year-old man Monday (April 2) along the shoreline fronting Paradise Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Ground crews searched the shoreline where the man was last seen. The fire department’s Chopper One did an aerial search and found the missing man under a 15-25 foot […]

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Fire/Rescue crews answered a 1:23 a.m. alarm Sunday (Dec 3) to Honokane Nui Valley in North Kohala for two stranded hikers.

Five hikers were in Honokane Nui Valley and although three hikers, a female and two males, were able to hike out to the Pololu Lookout two female hikers were stranded by rising waters.

Hikers rescued from valley in Kohala Sunday (Dec 3)

Fire/Rescue crews answered a 1:23 a.m. alarm Sunday (Dec 3) to Honokane Nui Valley in North Kohala for two stranded hikers. Five hikers were in Honokane Nui Valley and although three hikers, a female and two males, were able to hike out to the Pololu Lookout two female hikers were stranded by rising waters.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:12 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 18) toand area near the Fern Forest subdivision at the end of Kahaulea Road for a report of a missing hunter.

Lost hunter rescued in Fern Forest area Saturday (Nov 18)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:12 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 18) toand area near the Fern Forest subdivision at the end of Kahaulea Road for a report of a missing hunter.

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 3:49 alarm Friday (Oct 13) to Hilo Bay for a swimmer in distress.

Fire dispatch received a call reporting a woman in her late 20s seen leaving the Wailoa River mouth heading towards a green channel marker about a mile off shore. The witness lost sight of the woman and became concerned about her welfare and called 9-1-1.

Swimmer rescued in Hilo Bay Friday (Oct 13)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 3:49 alarm Friday (Oct 13) to Hilo Bay for a swimmer in distress. Fire dispatch received a call reporting a woman in her late 20s seen leaving the Wailoa River mouth heading towards a green channel marker about a mile off shore. The witness lost sight of the woman and became […]

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