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WATCH: Many rescues are needed – most in Waimea Bay

WATCH: Many rescues are needed – most in Waimea Bay

HONOLULU (KHON2) – After a high surf warning for parts of Oahu, Honolulu Ocean Safety proved prepared Sunday and implemented more than 11,000 preventive actions – most of them in Waimea Bay.

According to Honolulu Emergency Medical, 64 people were rescued on the North Shore, most of them occurring while spectators were standing in line at Waimea Bay. View Eddie Ikau Big Wave Invitational,

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Of the 10,505 preventive actions on the North Shore, 7,000 were in Waimea Bay.

EMS said just before 8am, a teenager was in a serious condition after falling from a tree in Waimea Bay. The young man fainted after falling about 10 feet.

After this he was taken to the hospital.

During the event, large waves reached the shoreline and swept several spectators off their feet.

Several warnings were announced by lifeguards for people to back away from the water and be vigilant.

Other rescued areas on the island included areas on the west side where a total of 39 rescues were carried out. EMS said most of them were at Makaha Beach Park.

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About 1,585 preventive actions were taken on the west side.

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