PRINCEVILLE — Three visitors from Canada were rescued near Queens Bath in Princeville Saturday morning.
The female visitors were walking on the rocks at the water’s edge when a rogue wave knocked them down and swept them into the water, states a county press release.
An 18-year-old male resident, who was close by, grabbed a rescue tube which was on the beach and swam out to the women, placing them on the flotation device while waiting for help to arrive.
Three firefighters from the Hanalei station responded, according to the release.
One jumped into the water while the remaining pair hiked in.
They were joined by Jet Ski 1. The firefighter who was in the water assisted the water safety officer in placing two of the visitors on the watercraft for transport to shore at Black Pot Beach in Hanalei.
Waiting medics checked the victims for injuries while Jet Ski 1 returned to the scene to transport the remaining woman, the firefighter and young rescuer to the beach.
Two of the women sustained scrapes and one suffered a knee injury.
All of the women declined to ride in the ambulance, choosing to drive via private vehicle to Wilcox Memorial Hospital for further treatment.