comscore Windsurfer rescued by firefighters in Kahala area | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Windsurfer rescued by firefighters in Kahala area

A windsurfer in the Kahala area had to be rescued today by Honolulu Fire Department personnel after being unable to return to shore on his own.

Just before 6 p.m. HFD received a call about a distressed windsurfer off of Waialae Iki. Firefighters arrived on the scene a few minutes later, and HFD’s Air 2 a few minutes after that.

The fire department reported offshore winds to be at 20 miles per hour, and said that the windsurfer “appeared to be struggling with his equipment and was unable to return to shore on his own.”

A rescue specialist in the helicopter assisted the windsurfer, who had “disabled surfboard gear,” to shore.

The windsurfer, who was described only as a local male, was brought uninjured to Waialae Beach Park at just before 6:30 p.m.

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