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Sailboat runs aground off Lahaina coast

On Sunday 7/26/15 at 3:08 PM, personnel from Engine 3, Ladder 3, and Jet Ski 3 responded to a report of a boat that had broken off its mooring in waters fronting 505 Front St. Upon arrival emergency crews found a 30 foot sailboat run aground on the reef just inside the wave break. It was confirmed that no one …

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Maui Police Department’s 81st Recruit Class Graduation

On July 24, 2015 members of the Maui Police Department’s 81th Recruit Class were honored in a graduation ceremony at a luncheon held at the King Kamehameha Golf Course, Waikapu. Twenty (20) Recruits completed eight months of intense physical and academic training before graduating and receiving their badges. The new officers are: Officer Vavi Domingo, Officer Keola McKee, Officer Michael …

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Old Wailuku Pool Closed Due to Bad Leak

The Department of Parks and Recreation has closed the Old Wailuku Pool due to a leak. Park staff noticed the leak yesterday (July 23) and measured a seven inch water loss over a 12 hour period. It is estimated if the pool continues to lose water at that rate it will be drained empty within seven days. Old Wailuku Pool …

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Missing Molokai man found on Lanai

At 12:12pm today, fire crews were called to assist in a search for a missing Molokai man. Firefighters from Engine 4 (Kaunakakai), Engine 12 (Puko’o), and Rescue 10 aboard Air 1 responded. Ground crews on Molokai were advised that there was a possibility the missing party may have launched a small sailboat from the shoreline fronting the Puko’o Canoe Shack. …

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Golf cart caught on fire at Pukalani Golf Course driving range

At approximately 7:04 PM on July 22, firefighters from Station 5 (Makawao) responded a report of a fire at Pukalani Golf Course’s driving range. Firefighters from Station 5 (Makawao) arrived at 7: 11 PM and found a golf cart fully-involved with fire on the driving range. The fire was extinguished without incident. Prior to the arrival of firefighters, a golf …

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4 year old dies after being struck within the roadway in Lahaina

On Tuesday July 21st, 2015 at 7:56 a.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred fronting 133 Hakui Loop in Kaanapali. The crash occurred when a maroon Toyota Sienna, that was traveling north on Hakui Street, struck a 4 year old boy that was within the roadway. The Sienna did not appear to have any damages resulting from the crash. As a …

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Coast Guard conducts medevac from tour boat near Maui

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 20-month-old boy who lost consciousness aboard a tour boat near Molokini Crater, Monday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Maui transferred the boy and his parents from the Pride of Maui onto the RB-M and safely transported them to Ma’alaea at 11:15 a.m. where they were met by EMS. Watchstanders at Coast Guard …

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Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii?

Shark attacks are increasing in Hawaii, especially off Maui, and scientists think they have figured out why. A report due to be released next month by University of Hawaii marine biologists basically concludes that a burgeoning recreation industry is butting up against shark-friendly environmental conditions to create a double whammy of sorts, at least for the human population. “The coastal …

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Lahaina Brush Fire Quickly Contained

At 5:44 p.m. yesterday, firefighters from Lahaina and Napili were dispatched to what was initially called in as a fire to storage containers behind the Lahaina Aquatic Center on Shaw Street. Upon arrival of Lahaina Engine 3, it was discovered that the fire was actually burning in an area of brush approximately 20′ x 30′ located behind the Aquatic Center. …

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Hiker airlifted from Pipiwai Trail

At 11:12 a.m., Monday July 20, 2015, emergency responders were dispatched to an injured hiker at Haleakala National Park, in Kipahulu. Hana firefighters were informed that National Park rangers were treating a man for injuries sustained from a fall in the bamboo forest roughly 2 miles above the park headquarters. Because of the difficulty in carrying the victim all the …

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