A woman swept away by strong waves
during rough seas over the weekend is lucky to be alive, having been rescued by
three brave visitors.
The woman in the fall suffered a
broken leg and was carried to near ground. The woman was medevaced
The lady believed to be visiting
friends and families on the island was at the Limu pools when she put herself
in a precarious position exposed to incoming waves, one of which swept her
out. The 3 men were on good timing , hearing her cries for help.
Onlookers assisted trying to contact
the Hospital for help. But with problems occurring simultaneously with
damaged cables at the Sekena Tower, all phone lines including the emergency one
was inoperable. Onlookers raced to the nearby HIo Cafe to try to call for
Before the ambulance arrived which
was also said to be delayed, all were worried for the state of the woman noting
her age, panic and concerns for her own well being.
The woman is only 1 of 2 victims that
were caught up in Niue’s rough seas over the weekend. The first occurred
the same morning at Sir Robert’s Wharf with a female tourist who was rescued by
locals. However, the woman did not sustain injuries and did not seek
The public, especially visitors are
strongly advised to take heed of the weather warnings and not to underestimate
Niue’s strong currents.