A woman in distress was rescued from the ocean near Oahu by a tour boat on Monday. The Honolulu Fire Department responded to a report of a person with an altered mental status at Kewalo Basin Waterfront Park.
The woman was found in the water by the crew of the Coral Kai, a boat operated by Living Ocean scuba tours.
Boat Captain Terry Kasinomuse told Hawaii News Now that crews had a tough time getting her on board before bringing her to Kewalo Basin.
“They could not get a response. The woman was not responding to their questions of “Are you in distress?” or “Do you need help?” Kasinomuse explained.
“They said she was in distress and that she was not still not responding,” she said. “But they weren’t sure if it was an English barrier, a language barrier or if she was just that in distress.”
HFD said the woman declined treatment from them before being transferred to Emergency Medical Services.
It’s unclear where the woman came from or how long she was in the water.
We’ve reached out to EMS and the Coast Guard for more details, and are awaiting a response.
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