Swimmer Trapped in Cave Rescued by Firefighters

End of the World coastline, Hawaii

Firefighters came to the aid of a swimmer on Saturday after he became trapped in a cave by high surf on the west shore Hawaii’s big island.

The rescuers responded to the emergency call just after 5:00 pm at a rocky section of coastline near Kona known as the End of the World.

The man’s wife told them her husband had tried to get out of the water after a swim, but was pushed back in the water by waves and ended up in a small cave at the bottom of the cliff.

Eventually three firefighters using a rescue boat were able to reach the man who, after being brought to safety, was taken to Kona Community Hospital by ambulance in stable condition.

Hawaii County firefighters rescue man trapped in watery cave [Star Advertiser] & Swimmer Trapped by Waves Rescued From Kona Shoreline Cave [bigislandnow.com]

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