Georgia man struck by wave

A 56-year-old Georgia man was transported to the hospital in critical condition Monday morning after he was hit by a wave in the shorebreak at Big Beach in Makena, according to the Fire Department.

Wailea firefighters and lifeguards responded to the 10:39 a.m. call after beachgoers saw the man being hit by the wave and surfacing face down shortly afterward, the Fire Department said.

Lifeguards brought the man to shore and initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Firefighters, medics and lifeguards continued lifesaving efforts and loaded the patient into an ambulance to be taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center.