(BIVN) – It was a deadly day along the North Kohala shoreline on Thursday afternoon, as two lives were lost in the water.
First, a woman reportedly drowned off Mahukona Beach Park.
The Hawaiʻi County Fire Department says Company 15 arrived on the scene at 1:15 p.m. and found an elderly female – unresponsive, not breathing, and without a pulse – who had been brought to shore by civilians on scene. The woman was treated and transported to the hospital by the Hawaiʻi Fire Department.
One hour later, a male party was found on the Pololu Valley Beach. He was unresponsive, not breathing, and without a pulse.
The fire department says it responded to a call of a swimmer in distress and arrived on the scene at 2:15 p.m. and found bystanders performing CPR on the unresponsive man. The man was treated at the scene by Chooper 2 personnel, and extracted from the beach by helicopter to a waiting ambulance.
We will have more information on these fatal incidents when it becomes available.