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Searches Resume For Missing Swimmers on Kauai

The searches resumed today for two missing swimmers on Kauai.  The two boys disappeared in separate incidents on the East Shore.

Rescuers have not located a nine year-old Colorado boy who got caught in a strong current off Anahola around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

They boy's mother tried to save him but she nearly drowned. 

The U.S. Coast Guard launched a helicopter from Barber’s Point, O‘ahu at noon to assist in the search for the boy.

In a press realease Kaua‘i Fire Department officials say, the two brothers were playing in the water next to Anahola Beach Park when they got caught in the current. Their 32-year-old mother entered the water, grabbed the eight-year-old and attempted to bring him to shore, but had difficulty doing so.

A bystander saw what was happening and swam out to assist the woman with bringing the child in.

After taking care of the one child, the woman tried to go back out to rescue her other son, but had problems fighting the currents. The same bystander then went out to rescue the woman. By the time they reached the shore the woman was unresponsive.

About an hour later, some local teenage surfers got into trouble offshore the Radisson Hotel.

Two other teens tried to save their friend but he got swept out to sea.

The 16 year-old boy is still missing.  He is a student at Kapa‘a High School.

 

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