Lifeguards rescue paddlers during Ka Iwi coastline race
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MAKAPUU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Lifeguards on Sunday rescued several paddlers participating in the Ka Iwi coastline race from Kailua to Waikiki.
Ocean Safety said the first canoe got stuck on rocks at Alan Davis – between Makapuu Tide Pools and Sandy Beach – around 11:15 a.m. Lifeguards rescued six people.
Around the same time, another canoe got swamped with water outside Sandy Beach. Lifeguards brought in two paddlers to Sandy Beach and two others to the Maunalua Bay boat ramp on jet skis. Two others went with the escort boat.
No injuries were reported.
Conditions on Sunday were choppy and windy with surf of up to 10 feet.