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Minor rescued after swept off rocks at Queen’s Bath

PRINCEVILLE — A minor was rescued Wednesday evening after being swept off the rocks at Queen’s Bath, according to officials.

Around 4:45 p.m. yesterday, the county’s Ocean Safety Bureau’s North roving ski patrol and Station 1 Hanalei firefighters were dispatched after a 911 call.

About 10 minutes later, lifeguards located and retrieved the 15-year-old male with minor scrapes. He is in stable condition, according to a county spokesperson.

Gate access to Queen’s Bath closed last September for the winter season through March 2021.

  1. Doug March 4, 2021 9:16 am Reply

    I am glad the person is safe but hopefully SB 700 will become law and maybe that will deter this kind of behavior and will stop putting the lives of our rescue workers at risk.

    The bill states “Whenever any government entity engages in a search or rescue operation for the purpose of searching for or rescuing a person, and incurs search and rescue expenses therein, the government entity may seek reimbursement” in cases where “the need for search or rescue was caused by any act or omission by the person searched for or rescued, constituting intentional disregard for the person’s safety, including, but not limited to, intentionally disregarding a warning or notice.”
    The reimbursement may be required from the person themselves, anyone who put them in danger, or even “the person’s estate, guardians, custodians, or other entity responsible for the person’s safety.”

    SB 700 would have applied here as the gates to Queen’s bath are locked for the season.

  2. kauaidoug March 4, 2021 10:22 am Reply

    Guesses as to who it was, a tourist, not likely or one of those kids taken there on a school outing?

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