Following search, lifeguards retrieve body of man swept out to sea off Kaena Point

Updated: Dec. 2, 2019 at 11:03 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ocean Safety lifeguards have found the body of a man who was apparently swept out to sea off Kaena Point, officials said Monday.

Lifeguards discovered the body just before 8 a.m. at Moi Hole at Keawaula Beach — also known as Yokohama Bay — near Kaena Point, Ocean Safety confirmed.

A spokeswoman for the city’s Emergency Services Department said at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Ocean Safety and the Honolulu Fire Department responded to two swimmers in trouble at Moi Hole.

Lifeguards were able to rescue the 21-year-old woman and brought her to shore, where they performed CPR on her. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Ocean Safety, HFD and the U.S. Coast Guard searched for the man, who was said to be 19 years old.

Ocean Safety and HFD ended their search due to ocean conditions and darkness and resumed at first light Monday.

Surf at the time was forecast to be higher than normal for west shores. Larger waves were reported on the North Shore, on the other side of Kaena Point, where a high surf advisory was in effect.

This story will be updated.

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