Wailuku River at KPUA Rescue Report

Upon arrival found 10 year old male and 14 year old female clinging to a rock in the middle of raging river.  Swift water recue called for with C1 being the best option.  Per caller, children caught in a flash flood and swept away with swift water.

C-1 lowered Fire Rescue Specialist just upstream of pts. Chopper 1 with the use of the Billy Pugh net recovered children and HFD personnel. All parties safely extricated to landing zone.  Pts transported by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center ER in stable condition.

 

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