4 people injured at Sandy Beach

4 people injured at Sandy Beach

HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sunday proved to be a dangerous day at Sandy Beach as paramedics and lifeguards treated four injured people.

Emergency Medical Services said at around 2:45 p.m., a 52-year-old woman from Hawaii hit her head on reef as she dove under a wave. Around the same time, a 53-year-old man from Montana was bodyboarding for the first time when he fell off his board and struck his face on the sand and reef. They were both transported to the hospital in stable condition.

A 19-year-old woman from Hawaii also suffered an ankle injury when a wave crashed into her, and a 23-year-old woman -- also from Hawaii -- went over a wave and hit the sand. They were both taken to the hospital in serious condition. Both incidents happened just after 5 p.m.

The surf was about 1 foot, but the shorebreak is always very dangerous, EMS said.

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