Quantcast

Thursday, July 31, 2014         

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Hawaii island firefighters rescue man stranded on islet in river

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 08:37 p.m. HST, May 01, 2014



Hawaii island fire rescue personnel had to swim to an islet in the Wailuku River late Thursday afternoon to rescue an 18-year-old man stranded there.

The Fire Department responded to the 5:07 p.m. alarm and were on scene at 5:17 p.m. at Ululani Street and Wailuku Drive.

Rescue personnel used rope tethers and swift-water equipment and techniques to bring the man to shore in very high water.

The man was uninjured and refused further medical and evaluation or transport.

The Fire Department launched a helicopter and five other companies, using 11 firefighters in the rescue.






 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
The Green Leaf
Marine debris art

Political Radar
`Toss up’

Political Radar
Super

Political Radar
Hilton; Plaza Club

Political Radar
Direct mail

Political Radar
Direct mail