PO‘IPU — Lunch can wait! Seeing two surfers struggling a few hundred yards off the coast of Prince Kuhio Beach, Kaua‘i resident Jesse Uemura abandoned the sandwich he was eating Wednesday afternoon and dove in after them…
Exhausted, the two visitors both thanked Uemura for his help.
“You saved our lives,” Ken Burgess recalled the men telling Uemura flatly after they were all safe and sound back on shore.
Dixie and Ken Burgess/Contributed photos Jesse Uemura brings in one of two visiting surfers he rescued Wednesday afternoon at PK’s.