HFD Rescues Kayaker in Distress off Mahukona Park

The Hawai`i County Fire Department rescued a kayaker about a mile offshore of Mahukona Park on Friday.

HFD arrived on scene at 1:48 p.m. to find a male party out at sea and unable to return to shore because of strong offshore winds.

Chopper 2 hovered over the kayak until the arrival of HFD’s jet ski, which towed the kayak and occupant to Mahukona Warf.

Emergency Medical Service personnel tended to the man.

A total of 20 HFD personnel responded to the incident.

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