Diver in distress rescued on Kauai

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.

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