LUMAHA‘I – First responders rescued a swimmer in distress in waters off Lumaha‘i Beach Wednesday.
According to a preliminary report, at approximately 10:50 a.m., firefighters from the Princeville fire station received a report from Kaua‘i Police dispatch of a 31-year-old male visitor in distress in waters off Lumaha‘i Beach.
While Princeville fire units were en route, the KFD Ocean Safety Bureau’s roving ski patrol located the swimmer and brought him to the lifeguard tower at Hanalei Bay’s Pine Trees Beach for medical support.
Firefighters and responding personnel from American Medical Response arrived on the scene at approximately 11 a.m. to assist with medical treatment.
Accompanied by a firefighter, responding medics with AMR provided advanced life support and continued efforts on the swimmer, who was transported to Wilcox Medical Center in critical condition.