2 Survive After Being Swept Away at ʻOheʻo

May 28, 2012, 9:25 AM HST · Updated May 28, 9:45 AM

Oheo Gulch in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Two men survived being swept into the ocean at ʻOheʻo Gulch on Sunday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 5:07 p.m., May 27, 2012, and crews from the Hana Fire station were dispatched to respond.

While enroute, a park ranger called, reporting that both parties had made to it shore at around 5:25 p.m., according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.


When crews from Engine 7 arrived at around 5:40 p.m., the reported finding two males in their mid-twenties with minor injuries including scrapes and cuts to their legs and back.

Both declined medical attention.


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