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Mina ʻOhana Speaks Out About Missing Hiker Noah ‘Kekai’ Mina

Father Vincent, mother Irene, and sister Kahanulani have issued the following statement regarding Noah “Kekai” Mina. “We are so very sorry that Kekai has passed from this realm, he meant the world to us as a son, brother and friend. We find solace that he was found, and ask all those that extended their hearts and love to Kekai and …

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Crews Fight Lahaina House Fire

Today at 10:03 am, Fire crews responded to a structure fire on Kuhua Street in Lahaina. The fire was located on the second floor of a two story multi-family residence. Crews quickly knocked down the fire and confirmed that there were no occupants within. PC: MFD No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. …

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Missing Hiker’s Body Found Below Mauna Kahalawai

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 29, a crew of searchers aboard a helicopter spotted the body of missing hiker Noah “Kekai” Mina. Mina was found about 300 feet below a fall line in the summit region of Mauna Kahalawai. Recover efforts are currently underway. The family would like to thank the community for their prayers and support …

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Eller search team moves to find missing Maui man Noah Kekai Mina

Searchers fresh from finding Amanda Eller, are now looking for 35-year-old Noah Kekai Mina, who went missing Monday morning at around 8 a.m. while hiking in Iao Valley. His father, Vincent Mina, says he had gone up to meet his son, and couldn’t find him. He called the police later that morning. Vincent says Noah Kekai hikes in Iao Valley regularly and …

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Video: Rescued Woman Amanda Eller Speaks From Hospital

Via the Findamanda Facebook Page: “From the hospital, Amanda’s Message of Appreciation and Love to all of you.” According to the post, “This will be the only statement given by Amanda for a few days while she recovers. Her date and time of hospital release is unknown. She is so incredibly grateful for the coverage that you have given this …

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Swimmer Dies After Suspected Shark Bite in Ka’anapali

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and Division of Aquatic Resources are assisting Maui County in putting up shark warning signs at Ka’anapali Beach Park after what was reported as a fatal shark incident this morning at about 8:48 am. The victim was a 65-year-old male from California. A witness reported the man was swimming about 200 yards …

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Brush Fire Burns in Kula

The Maui Fire Department is battling a brush fire in Kula. Crews responded to a 5:01 p.m. alarm for the blaze, located Mauka of Kula Highway near Omoapio Road. Fire officials say the fire has burned about two acres and has been deemed under control but not out. No evacuations have taken place as a result of the incident.

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Details Emerge in Amanda Eller Rescue

At about 3:45 p.m. on Friday, a female was spotted in the area of Kailua reservoir by searchers in a helicopter. The Maui Fire Department responded and were able to extricate the female, who was identified as Amanda Eller. Eller was reported missing on May 9. Maui Police Department officials say Eller was alive and transported to the hospital for …

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DWS Declares Stage 1 Water Shortage in Upcountry

Effective immediately, the Department of Water Supply has declared a Stage 1 water shortage for all customers in Upcountry covering the areas of Haiku, Makawao, Olinda, Pukalani, Kula, Haliimaile, Omaopio/Pulehu, Keokea/Waiohuli, Ulupalakua and Kanaio due to a potential for reduced surface water flows and drier conditions this summer. The state drought monitor spring forecast predicts a 70 percent chance of …

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UPDATE: Family confirms Maui woman missing for over 2 weeks found alive

Amanda Eller has been located alive. A post on the official Find Amanda Facebook page says the woman was injured in the forest. “Amanda was found by our own search team captains Chris and Javier!! They were in a helicopter searching out of the general area where we have been in. She spotted them and they spotted her at the …

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