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Lifeguards rescue two scuba divers off Makapuu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:15 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2013

City lifeguards rescued two scuba divers off Makapuu Thursday morning after they said they needed help, a news release said.

An off-duty firefighter on the Makapuu hiking trail spotted the divers in distress and calling for help. The firefighter called 911 and directed lifeguards to the divers.

Ocean Safety launched watercraft about 11:30 a.m. and rescued the divers off the point at Makapuu, about 1,000 yards offshore.

The men, both 24 years old and Hawaii residents, are experienced divers but told lifeguards they were suffering from exhaustion, the release said. They did not need medical attention.

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kiragirl wrote:
Wondering if both of them had their scuba gear when rescued. If yes, then their gear is more important than their lives. They could have dumped the extra weight and used their BCD for flotation and paddle to shore where the current is not strong.
on April 11,2013 | 10:31PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
kiragirl, who knows the particulars, yeah? I'm glad they're safe, thank goodness.
on April 12,2013 | 06:22AM
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