A Sunday afternoon turned tragic at a popular spot in East Oahu.
Emergency officials responded to a swimmer in distress at â€œSpitting Cavesâ€ just before 2 p.m.
â€œA female in the water that had difficulty in the water. Two of her friends went in to try to assist her and unfortunately, they werenâ€™t able to help her enough,â€ said Rick Mauer, acting battalion chief with the Honolulu Fire Department.
Photo by Anthony Quintano