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Large wave injures elderly couple in Puna

By Associated Press

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A large wave injured an elderly couple swimming in a tidal pool in Puna Sunday afternoon, Hawaii County firefighters said.

The couple, a 74-year-old man and 63-year-old woman, were able to get out of the water at Orr's Beach on their own at about 3;30 p.m., firefighters said. Firefighters placed secured them in full-spinal precautions before airlifting them by helicopter to Papio Park, where paramedics took them to the Hilo Medical Center. There was no word on their conditions.

East shores, including beaches in Puna, was under a high surf advisory , which continues today. Rough and choppy 6- to 8-foot surf is expected again through this afternoon. 

National Weather Service forecasters say large breaking waves are coming ashore on east shores, producing dangerous rip currents.







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puuloke wrote:
John Orr arrived in Kahuwai centuries after the first Hawaiian settlers. How about using the correct place name?
on March 12,2012 | 05:53AM
Notawannabe wrote:
EO! But that's not half as irritating as those who insist on calling Wa'a Wa'a WAH WAH.
on March 12,2012 | 07:33AM
MANDA wrote:
63 is elderly?
on March 12,2012 | 07:37AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
It is if you're 62!
on March 12,2012 | 08:01AM
Anonymous wrote:
that's one expensive rescue
on March 12,2012 | 07:57AM
Anonymous wrote:
for an old bitty
on March 12,2012 | 07:57AM
Upperkula wrote:
I thought you get wiser with age. These two LOLO's go into the water with high surf warnings wasnt to smart. Hope they come out alright but still LOLO"s.
on March 12,2012 | 09:39AM
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