One 15-year old boy is hospitalized on Oahu and another 15-year old boy is missing following a public accident at Kealakekua Bay on July 4, 2012.
Big Island police received a report at about 3:25 p.m. on July 4th, 2012 that the Hawaiʻi Fire Department was rescuing one of the boys and searching for the other.
Police determined that both boys were part of a youth tour group and were exploring tidal pools near the Captain Cook monument when a large wave surged into the tidal pool they were both within. A tour group guide jumped into the water and was able to recover and resuscitate one of the boys. The guide was able to flag down a private boater who provided transportation for both individuals, back to Kealakekua Pier. When the group reassembled they discovered that the other boy was missing.
Fire/Rescue crews and Coast Guard personnel are continuing to search the bay and surrounding areas for the missing boy.
According to KITV:
…The missing boy was identified by the Coast Guard as Tyler Madoff from White Plains, N.Y.
According to the Hawaii County Fire Department, a group of 12 to 14 students from the U.S. East Coast, all under the age of 18, went on a guided kayak tour on Wednesday.
The group landed near the monument. Some stopped at the tide pools, including Madoff.
Two boys were swept in the ocean by large waves at around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday…