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Injured swimmer rescued off Waianae Coast

An injured swimmer was rescued offshore in Waianae Saturday morning, Honolulu Fire Department officials said.

At around 10 a.m., HFD received a 911 call for a boater in distress several miles offshore from the Waianae coast.

The caller reported an injured swimmer, a man in his 50s, who was on the boat.

HFD said it sent personnel to the boat via its Air 1 helicopter and assessed the swimmer. Rescuers also waited at the Waianae Boat Harbor for the boat, which was 30 minutes away.

The boat arrived at the harbor and Honolulu Emergency Medical Services personnel took over care of the swimmer at around 10:50 a.m.

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