A 21-year-old woman was treated by paramedics and taken to the hospital in serious condition Monday after she dove into the ocean at the area known as “Pele’s Chair” near the Makapuu Lighthouse trail.
The woman had been assisted to shore by other hikers before emergency personnel arrived a 5:24 p.m.
Paramedics stabilized the woman and treated her injuries.
She was airlifted by the fire department’s helicopter to a landing zone at Sandy Beach and then taken by ambulance to a hospital.
The Department of Land Natural Resources Monday warned all people who visit Makapuu to stay out of the water at the tide pools because anticipated continued high surf on east-facing shores being generated from tropical storms Celia and Darby.
Periodically, very large waves break and sweep over the rocks, flooding the tides pools, followed by a strong returning surges that pull the water back over the sharp rocks and out to sea.
A visiting California father was killed Saturday after he jumped into the water to try to rescue his six-year-old daughter who was sept into the ocean by a large wave.