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Surfer seriously injured after hitting head on reef at Kaiser Bowls

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:17 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2013

A surfer was taken to a trauma center in serious condition Friday after he hit his head on a reef at Kaiser Bowls near the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon, the Emergency Medical Services Division reported.

Ocean Safety rescue personnel brought the man ashore on a personal watercraft about 1 p.m.

According to a witness, the man was about 100 yards out when the incident occurred at the surf spot known as Kaiser Bowls. Surfers helped the patient in for about 50 yards, and then lifeguards on a jet ski transported him to shore.  

He was treated by lifeguards and Emergency Medical Services onshore fronting the lagoon, and EMS transported him to a trauma center in serious condition.

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SteveToo wrote:
Another ocean injury. I'm telling you the ocean is just to dangerous for humans. More better all beaches be closed just like Sacred Falls and the Makapu`u Climbing Cliff. Fat chance. Why the double standard for the ocean and mountains?????????
on July 12,2013 | 05:29PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
I presume this is sarcasm, so I'll agree with you.:)
on July 13,2013 | 08:09AM
cojef wrote:
Tourism thrives on swimming beaches. One cannot shoot self in the foot in this situation. Last year in October, EM was called to transport an Alaskan with a Hawaiian name who later died of cardiac attack. He was swimming just outside the breakwaters near the"Lagoon" It happens not because the beach is dangerous in this case, unless the beach can be classified an attractive nuisance
on July 13,2013 | 10:31AM
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