Movies: King of the Birds

The waves that day on the beach on Kauai had muscle behind them, and the woman went under almost instantly. The man fought the current to get to her, but wound up 50 yards farther out and some 100 yards from shore. Friends heard the couple cry for help, but could not buck the waves. In the end it took four men, one surfboard, one rope and the local fire department to bring them in. The woman was in pretty good shape, but the man was unconscious and needed artificial respiration, was carted home on a stretcher and put...

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