Woman found in critical condition after kayak capsizes offshore in Ewa Beach

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 36-year-old woman is in critical condition after her kayak capsized offshore in Ewa Beach on Monday.

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received the call from her husband at around 12:40 p.m. who said she went missing after their kayak capsized approximately 500 yards offshore between Oneʻula (Hau Bush) Beach and White Plains Beach. Their son was also in the kayak.

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HFD crews and Ocean Safety lifeguards found the missing woman on a reef at around 1 p.m. She was brought to shore at White Plains Beach where firefighters initiated CPR and automated external defibrillator protocols.

The woman was then transferred to American Medical Response (AMR) at 1:50 p.m. for transport. Paramedics reported she was in critical condition.

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