Thursday, June 6, 2013

Waikiki Lifeguards Rescue 126 People from High Surf

HONOLULU, Oahu, Hawaii - Yesterday (June 5) was not a fun day for Oahu beachgoers, both tourists and locals. And a very busy one for Honolulu lifeguards.

Photo by Cynthia Dial

126 people had to be rescued from the high surf at popular Ala Moana and Waikiki beaches. According to an Ocean Safety Division spokeswoman, lifeguards also issued warnings to over 700 swimmers.

With National Weather Service forecasting waves between 8 and 12 feet, high surf advisory for Oahu's south shore beaches is currently in effect and is expected to last until Thursday.

A 10 Foot Shari was roaming shallow waters at Maili beach and lifeguards closed the beach for swimmers.

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