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Coast Guard rescues 2 surfers on Oahu's North Shore

HALEIWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two missing surfers are safe and back on shore after being swept out to sea just before sunset on Monday.

According to officials, the surfers were seen at about 6:30 p.m. near Laniakea Beach at the surf spot known as Jocko's.

Coast Guard officials say the 21 and 26 year old were out surfing when one of them lost his board. The other surfer attempted to help, but was pulled out by the current.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew found them nearly four hours later, approximately three-quarters of a mile off shore, clinging to the surf board.

The surfers were then flown to Alii Beach Park. No injuries were reported.

Officials say a six-foot surf board was left behind. Anyone who finds it is asked to call the Coast Guard.

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