HFD Rescues Children From ‘Raging River’
The Wailuku River was “raging” Monday afternoon, as the Hawai‘i Fire Department rescued two children from its clutches.
A report of two minors caught in the wake of Wailuku was made at 5:19 p.m. Monday. First responders were on the scene seven minutes later to begin the swift water rescue.
HFD said that upon arrival, rescue teams located a 10-year-old male and a 14-year-old female clinging to a rock in the middle of a “raging river.”
Water rescue lowered a fire rescue specialist from a helicopter just upstream of the children, who were safely extricated by way of a Billy Pugh net. HFD transported both children to the Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room where they were reported to be in stable condition.
For video of the rescue, click here.