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High surf keeps lifeguards busy

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Honolulu's ocean safety officals were kept busy Thursday due to high surf on Oahu's north and west facing shores.

On the north shore, officials made one rescue at Ehukai Beach Park.  A body boarder collided with a surfer at Pipeline.  Lifeguards were able to rescue the body boarder and bring him to shore. 

City paramedics treated and transported a man in his twenties to a local area trauma center in serious condition.  The other surfer was not injured.

On the west side, it was a relatively quiet day, in terms of rescues and injuries.

Ocean safety officials encourage people to always swim at a guarded beach and consult a lifeguard about ocean conditions before going into the water.                                                                  



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