WOMAN TRANSPORTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER KAYAK CAPSIZED OFFSHORE IN EWA BEACH

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 12:38 this afternoon from a military man who resides in Ewa Beach. The man reported that his 36-year-old wife was missing after the kayak they were on with their young son capsized approximately 500 yards offshore between One Ľula (Hau Bush) Beach and White Plains Beach in Ewa Beach.

Five units, staffed with 16 personnel, responded. The first unit arrived at 12:48 p.m. and immediately began searching for the woman in the ocean where she was last seen by her husband, who also reported that she was not wearing a floatation device.

HFD personnel and lifeguards with Ocean Safety noticed a person on a reef at about 1:00 p.m. who they were able to confirm that it was the missing woman. Soon after, emergency crews brought the patient to shore at White Plains Beach then fire fighters initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator protocols. From there, patient care was transferred to American Medical Response (AMR) at 1:50 p.m. for transport. AMR paramedics said the patient was in critical condition.