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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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Woman hit by 11-year-old driver identified

On Sunday, July 19th, 2015 the 87 year old female victim succumbed to her injuries and died at the Maui Memorial Medical Center. The victim is identified as Sueno SAITO (87) from Haiku. Sueno SAITO and the 11 year old boy are related. Cause of death has not been determined pending autopsy results. This is Maui County’s 13th fatality for …

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UPDATE: Michael Hoe turns himself in to Police

Lynn Kawano from Hawaii News Now reported that last night, just hours after MPD asked for help locating Hoe, he walked into the Wailuku police station and turned himself in. Police sources say he seriously injured an elderly tourist earlier this month. He has not yet been charged. Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android …

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Woman dies after accident involving 11 year old driver

On Saturday July 18th, 2015 at 12:48 PM, a motor vehicle crash occurred within the parking lot of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center located at 665 Kahului Beach Road in Kahului. The crash occurred when a white 1999 Mitsubishi Galant four door sedan, began backing in the southern direction, out of a marked parking stall. The driver’s side door of …

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11 year old driver causes near fatal accident in Kahului

On Saturday July 18th, 2015 at 12:48 PM, a motor vehicle crash occurred within the parking lot of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center located at 665 Kahului Beach Road in Kahului. The crash occurred when a white 1999 Mitsubishi Galant four door sedan, began backing in the southern direction, out of a marked parking stall. The driver’s side door of …

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One year old boy dies after accident in Kihei

On Friday July 17th, 2015 at 4:52 PM, a motor vehicle crash occurred within the property of the Veterans of Foreign Wars located at 2110 Uluniu Road in Kihei. The crash occurred when a silver 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, that was reversing in the western direction, struck a one (1) year old boy that was behind the pickup truck. …

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