Fire helicopter rescues 7 swept out to sea off Big Island

Fire helicopter rescues 7 swept out to sea off Big Island

PEPEEKEO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Big Island fire helicopter airlifted seven people swept out to sea near Hakalau Beach on Monday.

Firefighters responded around 5 p.m. after the victims were reportedly swept out to sea by a stream that was swollen due to severe weather conditions, officials said.

A helicopter pulled them out of the water and brought them to safety.

No serious injuries were reported.

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