High surf nearly drowns swimmer at Kahalu'u Beach Park

KEAUHOU, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii County Fire Department rescued a 61-year-old swimmer in distress Friday afternoon at Kahalu'u Beach Park.

HFD received reports around 2:46 p.m. of a swimmer, a 61-year-old man, in distress due to the high surf at the beach park in the Keauhou area.

According to the HFD report, lifeguards extricated the man from the water, and performed CPR on him.

He was transported to Kona Community Hospital for further treatment.

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