Spear Divers Plucked From Rough Waters Sunday

An ocean rescue was conducted by the Hawai`i County Fire Department on Sunday afternoon.

HFD crews responded to the ocean area at Paradise Alakai Drive and Kalika Road just before 6 p.m.

Two adult males who had been spear fishing were unable to get back to shore as a result of large surf and a rocky shoreline.

HFD officials say both divers were located about 100 yards off shore.

Chopper 1 was used with two rescue swimmer to extricate both divers using a Billy Pugh net.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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