Hilo, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow)- A man in his 30s and a nine-year-old boy are recovering after being swept out to sea Sunday near Keaukaha.
Rescue crews responded to the coastline near Keokea Loop around 10:30 a.m.
Witnesses say a sudden surge of water swept the victims into the ocean.
The boy was rescued by a bystander, while crews airlifted the man out.
He was transported in critical condition.
The boy was listed in stable condition.