Coast Guard rescues two missing surfers

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two Australian surfers missing on Oahu’s North Shore Monday.

The Coast Guard was notified at approximately 7:45 p.m. by the Honolulu County Fire Department that two surfers were missing near Jockos surf spot on Ohau’s North Shore.

Fire department rescue crews started their search for the two surfers at approximately 8 p.m. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point was launched at approximately 9 p.m.

The Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew rescued the surfers at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday. Both men were clinging to one surfboard.

The two surfers, ages 21 and 26, were transferred to emergency medical services at Ali`I Beach Park on the North Shore. Their conditions are unknown.

The surfboard was left behind during the rescue. The Coast Guard is asking anyone who locates the missing surfboard to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu personnel at 808-842-2600. The board is reported as a white thruster 6-foot surfboard with a black deck tab, three black fins and a sticker that says “Bradley”.

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