Man Rescued After Jumping Into Ocean at End of the World

January 9, 2022, 6:59 PM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

One man was rescued from an outcropping of rocks after jumping into the ocean at Lekeleke Bay, also known as End of the World in Keauhou, Sunday, Jan. 9.

According to Hawaiʻi Fire Department responded to the rescue at approximately 12:43 p.m. When they arrived on scene, witnesses reported the victim jumped into the water intentionally to go swimming.

“Due to poor judgment and the large surf the victim was unable to exit the water along the shoreline — the victim was able to make it up onto an outcropping of rocks where he got stranded,” HFD stated in a press release Sunday afternoon.

Chopper 2 was deployed and crews used a Billy pugh net to rescue the man. The victim was evaluated on scene then released.

Hawaiʻi Island’s west-facing shores are currently under a high surf advisory until Monday.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments