Maui rescue crews saved three people at Red Sand Beach in Hana.
It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
At first five swimmers needed help.
By the time crews arrived two victims got out of the water ok.
A Molokai resident, two visitors from Iceland (one adult and one boy) were still in the ocean.
Medics treated all three swimmers for water aspiration.
The 10-year-old boy from Iceland was flown to Maui Memorial via Maui Medevac for additional treatment.