Couple rescued by Hawaii Fire Department donates life-saving equipment

From left, Hawaii Fire Department pilot Kalei Gregory, firefighter EMT Kainoa Willey, Kapu Cummings and Mandy Cummings talk together at the South Kohala Fire Station on Saturday. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)

SOUTH KOHALA — Months after they had been rescued from the waters off Kukuihaele in December 2017, Honokaa couple Kapu and Mandy Cummings sat among the attendees at the 21st annual awards ceremony for the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation last September.