Watch a high-surf rescue at Pipeline happen in real-time

HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - At Ehukai Beach Park on Friday afternoon, a Hawaii News Now camera captured an ocean rescue involving both lifeguards and watercraft. Click the video above to watch the rescue in it's entirety.

With waves on west- and north-facing shores expected to reach life-threatening heights over the weekend, the City & County of Honolulu says it is taking extra precautions to keep beachgoers safe.

In addition to the high surf warning that has been posted through 6 p.m. on Sunday, a city spokesperson said Friday that extra rescue watercraft teams will be in the water, and lifeguard hours are likely to be extended in high-traffic areas.

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