comscore Big Isle firefighters rescue woman swept over 30-foot waterfall | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii News | Top News

Big Isle firefighters rescue woman swept over 30-foot waterfall

Hawaii County Fire Department personnel rescued a swimmer clinging onto the side of a riverbank in Pi’ihonua Monday afternoon.

At 1:28 p.m., the first of 15 personnel responded to a swimmer in distress, a woman in her 30s, who the department said was swept over a 30-foot waterfall.

With the help of the fire department, a helicopter and a Billy Pugh net, the swimmer was rescued from the river.

She was transported via ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center emergency room in stable condition.

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
Comments (2)

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.

Scroll Up