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Woman rescued after getting swept out to sea near Waikiki

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A 50-year-old woman who went swimming Saturday night in Waikiki, was swept out to sea and had to spend the night in the ocean until she was rescued the following morning mile off Keehi Lagoon.

The woman told responders she went swimming between 9 and 10 p.m. Saturday, in the Waikiki area and was taken out to sea by the current.

At 11:20 a.m., Sunday, the Navatek I, a tour boat, spotted the woman in distress near Keehi Lagoon.

A 45-foot Coast Guard boat picked her up at 11:30 a.m.

She was taken to Kewalo Basin Harbor where she was turned over to paramedics. The swimmer reportedly appeared in good condition and declined any medical services.

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