Swimmer dies after being found in waters off Spitting Caves


The Honolulu Fire Dept. reports that a visitor died after being found in waters off Spitting Caves.

The call came in at 2:51 p.m. Saturday of a swimmer in distress. Five males went swimming and one of them was having trouble in the water.

The 21-year-old man from Washington state apparently was underwater for more than a half-hour. Rescue crews were able to retrieve the unresponsive swimmer and took him to the Hawaii Kai boat ramp.

“You know, it’s just, people see these places on social media, and they think they can handle it, they don’t understand the ocean and the currents that we have here,” said Battalion Chief John Bowers.


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