comscore Firefighters rescue windblown kayaker off Big Island | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Firefighters rescue windblown kayaker off Big Island

Hawaii island firefighters rescued a kayaker today after powerful winds blew him out to sea.

Firefighters responded at about 10:40 a.m. and found the man some 2 miles offshore of Mahukona Park, being buffeted by strong winds, firefighters said.

Two fire helicopters responded, and one hovered over the kayaker until a firefighter on a personal watercraft reached him.

The firefighter towed the kayaker and his kayak back to Mahukona Harbor. No one was injured.

Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up