Bystander rescues swimmer

KAPAA — A bystander with a rescue tube saved a 48-year-old male visitor, of Wisconsin, from drowning on Wednesday.

Just before 2 p.m., police dispatch received a call of a male swimmer in distress fronting Pono Kai resort in Kapaa. Firefighters and medics arrived to find a local bystander had used a beach rescue tube from the shore and was in the water assisting the victim.

A firefighter entered the water and assisted the distressed swimmer to shore, where awaiting medics then transported him to Wilcox Medical Center in stable condition.

Information on the male bystander was not available.

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