Kauaʻi firefighters and local surfers rescue swimmer at Keālia Beach
On Monday evening, first responders and local surfers rescued a 22-year-old Colorado visitor from waters off Keālia Beach in Kapaʻa.
According to a preliminary report, firefighters with the Kaiakea fire station were dispatched to a report of a distressed swimmer at the north end of Keālia Beach shortly after 6 p.m.
Firefighters arrived shortly, entered the water, and rescued the swimmer with the assistance of local surfers.
The swimmer was later assessed by personnel with American Medical Response.