ANINI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters rescued a 36-year-old man diving in waters off Anini Beach on Kauai on Friday.
Officials say the man and some friends went diving at approximately 8 p.m. The man became separated from the group a short time later, and a rescue call was placed at around 8:30 p.m.
Emergency responders were on the scene within ten minutes of the call, and a firefighter from the Hanalei station paddled out on a rescue board to bring the man safely to shore.
Authorities say the man suffered from exhaustion and was transported to Wilcox Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Anini Beach is known for its strong currents, according to Ocean Safety officials.