Terrifying moment tourists are swept out to sea in Honolulu

Staff writer

A bystander captured terrifying footage of a couple who were swept out to sea at Lanai Lookout in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Thankfully the pair were eventually rescued by lifeguards and taken to a nearby hospital where they were reported to be in a stable condition.

The couple, identified as a male and a female in their twenties, were holidaying in Hawaii and were reportedly taking a picture before the high tide swept them out to sea.

Rafael Chavez Contreras captured the video while his wife called emergency services.

"The rescue team arrived and were in the water with the victims in less than nine minutes," Chavez Contreras said.

Watch what happens in the video above.