First responders conduct 2 ocean rescues at Puka Pants, Waikiki

Water and Land Rescues

HONOLULU (KHON2) — First responders conducted two separate ocean rescues located at Puka Pants near Hakimo Road and Waikiki on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

The first rescue happened Wednesday morning when a kayaker was pulled from waters off Puka Pants near Hakimo Road after his kayak sunk leaving him stranded.

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Ocean Safety and the Honolulu Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call for the distressed kayaker at around 7:21 a.m. on Wednesday.

Emergency responders managed to bring the 34-year-old man to shore and he was reported to be uninjured. The man’s kayak remains unaccounted for.

Additionally, Ocean Safety and EMS responded to an 84-year-old man who collapsed in the shoreline in the waters off Waikiki. The incident happened just after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Lifeguards managed to pull the man from the shoreline, officials reported, and they administered CPR.

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Patient care for the man was then transferred to EMS, and he was transported to an emergency room in critical condition.

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