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Two women seriously injured in North Shore Shark's Cove waters

By Star Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:24 a.m. HST, Oct 22, 2013

Two women and a man were injured at about noon Monday when a wave swept them away from Shark's Cove reef area on Oahu's North Shore. 

According to an Emergency Medical Services report, both women, ages 19 and 20, suffered serious head injury and multiple abrasions. The man, 18, sustained minor injuries. Ocean safety officials and Honolulu firefighters conducted a water rescue. All three were transported to a hospital for treatment. 

Meantime, lifeguards performed 14 rescues on the North and West shores of Oahu today, the Ocean Safety Division reported.

Ocean Safety personnel made 10 rescues, issued 458 warnings and gave assistance twice on the North Shore, where waves were 8 to 10 feet.

On the West Side, lifeguards rescued four people, assisted two and gave out 223 warnings.

Wave heights were from 4 to 5 feet.

By late afternoon, the National Weather Service canceled a high surf advisory for north- and west-facing shores of Kauai and north-facing shores of Oahu, Maui and Molokai.

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Sunny wrote:
Weren't there Warning Signs posted? Oahu is under a High Surf advisory.
on October 21,2013 | 01:34PM
Slow wrote:
Spoken like a hungry plaintiff's attorney. It was somebody's fault for not warning people that high surf on the north shore crashing into the rocks at Sharks Cove is dangerous. We have way too many signs all over the place. Drive into Lanikai. I counted 22 signs as you round the blind curve and enter the divided road. Plus a cross-walk. On Maui and Hawaii we prefer signs that make no sense. Limited Sight Distanceis always helpful to some one I suppose. How about Hill Blocks View. This one is in Milolii on the island of Hawaii as you start up a small hill. Bet no one knew what that pile of dirt and rock was before the sign. Less signs, more thinking.
on October 21,2013 | 01:45PM
control wrote:
They were probably using their iphone to snap the perfect, up close photo just like they do in the commercials.
on October 21,2013 | 02:15PM
control wrote:
yep,,,evening news reporting they were taking photos.
on October 21,2013 | 07:06PM
paniolo wrote:
No take a chance with Mother Nature. Even if you just watching from shore, rogue waves can get to you.
on October 21,2013 | 01:44PM
50skane wrote:
Probably tourists..seems like there has to be warning signs everywhere since they leave there common sense at home when they come here.
on October 21,2013 | 04:47PM
hikine wrote:
If it looks dangerous it probably is. Common sense didn't seem to kick in, silly young people.
on October 21,2013 | 04:50PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
YouTube will make you fool tube. A million signs will not help those who do not read. A smartphone Alert would be a better tool when driving into a high surf zone.
on October 21,2013 | 05:01PM
CFooks wrote:
Too bad there isn't a Common Sense class as a core subject in high school.
on October 21,2013 | 08:11PM
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