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Lifeguards rescue 95 as Jimena brings high surf to south, east shores

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    Body surfers get in the last few rides of the long Labor Day weekend at Point Panic on Monday.
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    Surfers get in the last few rides of the long Labor Day weekend at Kakaako Waterfront Park on Monday.
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Ocean Safety lifeguards made 95 rescues and took 4,576 preventative actions today, mostly on the south and east shores. Surf was up to 12 feet on east shores due to Tropical Storm Jimena. A south swell brought 5- to 8-foot surf with higher sets.

At China Walls, a mobile responder lifeguard, making a final check at about 6 p.m. Monday, found a man in his 50s, his son and two other teenage boys in trouble. He jumped in with a rescue tube and fins, and with another lifeguard from Sandy Beach who arrived to help, stabilized all four and brought them beyond the surf line and waited for assistance from the Fire Department, said Ron Bregman, acting Ocean Safety Division administrator.

Off Ala Moana Beach, a man, believed to be about 50 years old, was found floating unconscious in waters off Ala Moana Beach Monday afternoon, Emergency Medical Services reported.

The man was found at about 1:25 p.m. in the area of the canoe hale at Ala Moana Beach Park.

EMS paramedics treated the man and took him to an area hospital in critical condition.

A high surf warning was canceled Monday afternoon. East and south facing shores for all islands remain under a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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