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Swimmer rescued in Hanalei Sunday

HANALEI – A swimmer was in critical condition after being rescued Sunday afternoon.

Ocean Safety Bureau personnel rescued a swimmer in distress off waters at Waioli Beach Park, also known as Hanalei Pine Trees, on Sunday afternoon.

According to a preliminary report, at 1 p.m. lifeguards from the Pine Trees Tower rescued a 30-year-old female swimmer who was in distress about 150 yards off shore.

Firefighters and responding medics arrived on scene about 1:30 p.m. to assist with medical treatment.

The swimmer was transported in critical condition to Wilcox ER for further treatment.

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