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Coast Guard rescues swimmer in rough seas off Kauai

A male who was swept out to sea in rough waters off Ninini Beach on Kauai Sunday morning was rescued by the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Station Kauai sent its 45-foot response boat to retrieve the male and brought him to shore without injury.

According to the Coast Guard, Sector Honolulu heard a Kauai County dispatch at 8:16 a.m. saying good Samaritans reported a swimmer wearing a green shirt and board shorts was in distress off Ninini Beach.

The boat was sent immediately to a scene with winds of 20 mph and seas up to 9 feet.

“This case is a good example of how important the public’s vigilance is when it comes to Search and Rescue,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Craig Howarth, a Sector Honolulu watchstander. “Because beachgoers reported the situation we were able to respond quickly and successfully rescue the swimmer.”

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