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Man, boy hospitalized after being swept out to sea near Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:44 a.m. HST, Sep 24, 2012

A 9-year-old boy and a man in his 30s were taken to Hilo Medical Center Sunday morning after a sudden surge of water swept them out to sea near Keokea Point in Hilo Bay, county fire officials said.

A bystander removed the boy from the water after the incident around 10:30 a.m., but the man was still in the water when crews arrived, officials said. 

A rescue helicopter located the man, and a crewmember retrieved him from the water. A fire rescue crew removed the boy from the rocky coastline when they arrived and carried him to a medic unit.

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