Jet Ski riders rescued off Hawaii island coast

A couple of Jet Ski riders were rescued off the Hamakua coast of Hawaii island late Saturday afternoon.

Chris Alameda and a friend had to be air lifted out of the sea after the Jet Ski they were riding broke down and was taking on water.

They had a phone to call for help, but were confronted with disbelief after the 911 call was made.

Alameda said that the operator thought they were playing a prank on her, but he assured her that their predicament was very much real.

Alameda said it took roughly 15 minutes for 911 to dispatch a helicopter to their location.

Alameda says the dispatcher did a good job communicating with them.

The air lift rescue was captured on their camera phone.


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