HFD Responds to Spearfishermen in Distress

The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to Whittington Beach Park on Wednesday for a report of swimmers in distress.

Responding to the 12:25 p.m. call, crews found a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old male spearfishermen in distress about 400 yards from the point of entry at the beach park.

Two HFD crew members were able to assist the swimmers to shore. Once on land, they were assessed and noted to have injuries or need for medical attention.