Three children and a 19-year-old man who got caught in the current while swimming at Makaha Beach Park were rescued this afternoon by lifeguards and taken to the hospital, authorities said.
A boy and girl, both aged 11, a 9-year-old boy, and the man were in stable condition when they went to the hospital, according to a report from Emergency Medical Services.
Ocean Safety lifeguards had spotted the swimmers in distress, trying to swim against the current, at about 12:15 p.m., EMS said. The lifeguards paddled out and brought them to shore.
EMS was called and took over treatment of the victims and took them to an area hospital.