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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 a.m. alarm Monday (Sept 18) for a sinking fishing boat six miles west of Kealakekua Bay in Kona.

Three fishermen, in their 60s, were in a 22-foot fishing boat which was sinking and they managed to phone the Coast Guard and Fire Department letting them know of their situation and position offshore using cellphones.

Three fishermen rescued from sinking boat six miles off Kona coast

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 a.m. alarm Monday (Sept 18) for a sinking fishing boat six miles west of Kealakekua Bay in Kona. Three fishermen, in their 60s, were in a 22-foot fishing boat which was sinking and they managed to phone the Coast Guard and Fire Department letting them know of their situation […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:40 a.m. alarm Friday (Aug 11) to an area 1/4 mile offshore Kaloli Point for a capsized boat.

Initial reports sent Chopper One searching for the capsized vessel in Hilo Bay but later located a 20-foot Bayliner partially submerged in the ocean 1/4 mile off Kaloli Point in Puna. Two people were treading water next to the boat.

Two people rescued from capsized boat via chopper off Kaloli Point

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:40 a.m. alarm Friday (Aug 11) to an area 1/4 mile offshore Kaloli Point for a capsized boat. Initial reports sent Chopper One searching for the capsized vessel in Hilo Bay but later located a 20-foot Bayliner partially submerged in the ocean 1/4 mile off Kaloli Point in Puna. Two […]

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Man in critical condition after tumble into the Wailuku River

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:57 p.m. alarm Sunday (July 30) to the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River for an injured man. Crews arrived to find that a 44-year-old man had slipped, struck his head and fallen into the river. The man’s family described the area where he fell and Chopper One flew […]

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Opihi picker rescued from rugged shoreline near Pepeekeo Saturday (May 27)

Fire department rescue crews responded to a 2:59 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 27) to the coastline just north of Kawainui Stream in the Pepeekeo area for a missing Opihi picker.

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Two injured swimmers rescued from Wailuku River Saturday (May 20)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:41 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 20) to the Wailuku River near Piihonua Bridge for two injured swimmers in distress. Three swimmers were swept by the river currents over the Piihonua diversion dam into the waters below just above Piihonua Bridge. Two of the swimmers suffered injuries to their legs.

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Swimmers rescued off Punaluu Beach Park in Ka‘u Wednesday (May 17)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 12:05 alarm Wednesday (May 17) to Punaluu Beach Park in Ka‘u for swimmers in distress. Witnesses reported two swimmers overwhelmed by rough seas and currents, winds were coming from the northeast at 20 mph. A lifeguard was able to reach the swimmers who were about 1/2 mile south of Punaluu Beach […]

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A warning sign at Keaau Beach (aka Shipman Beach). Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Three swimmers rescued off Keaau Beach after two swept out by currents

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:04 p.m. alarm Saturday (March 25) to Keaau Beach (aka Shipman Beach, Haena Beach) for three swimmers in distress about 100-150 yards offshore. Two girls had been swept out into the ocean due to a current and a man went into the ocean to assist them.

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Woman swept away in flash flood Saturday night (Jan 21)

A search for a woman swept away in a Ahualoa flash flood resumed at daybreak Sunday (Jan 22). Rescue crews located and recovered the body of the 47-year-old woman. An investigation is ongoing by police.

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Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Jan. 18, 2017. The crew of the USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336), homeported in Hilo, safely recovered the men from their life raft and dinghy and transported them to Kawaihae Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Wednesday (Jan 18).

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Fifteen people trapped in Waimanu Valley rescued on New Year’s Day

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:52 p.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 1) to Waimanu Valley where 15 hikers were trapped due to a raging Waimanu Stream. The heavy rains made Waimanu Stream too dangerous for multiple groups of hikers to crossover from the north side of the valley. Five hikers in another group were able to […]

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Missing student rescued after two day search in Ka‘u

Fire/rescue crews resumed their search at daybreak Friday (Oct 21) for a missing person described as being as student in the dense Forest Reserve area off Kaalaiki Road northeast of Naalehu. At 10:20 a.m. the missing student was located halfway down a waterfall and was transported via Chopper One to a medic unit which took […]

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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB-87316)

Search on for missing boater near Lapakahi State Park

Search efforts continued for a missing boater off Lapakahi State Park Sunday (Oct 16). A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, fire departments Choppers One and Two along with a department rescue boat and ground crews searched the area without results.

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Helicopter makes emergency landing in Kohala Mountain Range

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:26 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 4) to the Pu‘u O Umi Natural Area Reserve area in the Kohala Mountains for helicopter and crew which made an emergency landing.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 11:03 a.m. alarm Sunday (Sept 25) to an upper waterfall of Makahiloa Stream on the Hilo side of Maulua Gulch for a climbing accident.

A 21-year-old man was rappeling down a 135 foot waterfall and fell the last 25 feet. The man sustained a leg injury in the fall. Due to the steep valley wall and dense jungle rescue crews used Chopper One to airlift the man via a longline attached to a litter. The victim was then taken via an ambulance to Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.

Man falls while rappelling down waterfall Sunday (Sept 25)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 11:03 a.m. alarm Sunday (Sept 25) to an upper waterfall of Makahiloa Stream on the Hilo side of Maulua Gulch for a climbing accident. A 21-year-old man was rappeling down a 135 foot waterfall and fell the last 25 feet. The man sustained a leg injury in the fall. Due […]

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