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Police: 2 men with machetes try to rob a McDonald’s

HONOLULU (AP) — Police say two men tried to rob a McDonald’s restaurant on Oahu.

Police say the men entered the Halawa restaurant Saturday, wearing masks and carrying machetes. They say the men unsuccessfully attempted to open a cash register before fleeing.

No injuries were reported, as the employees sought shelter in a walk-in freezer.

The incident comes nearly a month after two masked suspects robbed the Commercial Driver Licensing Center near Aloha Stadium. Those suspects also were armed with machetes.

Authorities are investigating whether the incidents are related.

Divers rescued off Guam beach

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A couple who went diving off a Guam beach said they’re lucky to be alive after a rip current sent them into deeper waters, requiring rescue.

Kenneth Hunt and Angela Wong Hunt, who are intermediate divers, went to a spot off Gun Beach on Halloween. The couple began diving last year, and they visited the same spot just the day before.

After diving for about an hour that afternoon, the water conditions rapidly changed. The tide became high and the wind picked up.

“Unfortunately, I got sucked in the middle of rip currents and was tossed around like a cork in the smashing waves,” Angela Wong Hunt said.

The current caused her to become disoriented, and it moved the two farther into the ocean. The husband and wife were able to reunite on the surface, and their training kicked in.

Kenneth Hunt inflated the orange signaling device, and the two swam parallel to the shore. They were about 800 yards from the beach, he said.

About 20 minutes later, they saw a man in front of a beach bar waving at them. A bartender saw the two and contacted the Guam Fire Department.

Rescuers pulled the two safely out of the water.

 

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