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Georgia Visitor Injured at Big Beach

A 56-year-old visitor from Georgia was rescued at Big Beach in Makena on Monday morning. County of Maui Department of Fire & Public Safety officials say that beachgoers witnessed the man get hit by a wave and surface face down shortly after. Lifeguards removed the victim from the water and initiated CPR. The man was transported to Maui Memorial Medical …

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Coast Guard Responds to Capsized Vessel Off Wailea

Seven people are safe on shore after their 30-foot recreational vessel starting taking on water and capsized about 200 yards off Wailea on Monday.Pollution responders are on scene assessing the area. There is a maximum potential fuel load of 10 gallons of gasoline aboard. A slight sheen was reported but is expected to dissipate naturally.Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued …

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Ocean Safety Tows 25-Foot Sailboat

Maui Department of Fire & Public Safety officials responded to a broken down sailboat on Sunday. Officials say a 25-foot sailboat needed to be towed in from the seawall in the area of Kamehameha Iki Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. Ocean Safety used jet skis to perform the task. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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Report: Maui Metro area most dangerous for pedestrians in Hawai’i

A new report from Smart Growth America highlights the risk of being struck by a car and killed while walking in Hawai‘i, especially for kupuna. Dangerous by Design 2019 ranked Hawai‘i 30th  in the nation based on the number of overall pedestrian fatalities. However, Hawai‘i is the third-most dangerous state for pedestrians 50 and older. The report found that roads …

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Texas Woman Dies in Hali’imaile Road Head-On Collision

At about 9:22 p.m. on Sunday, a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on Haliimaile Road southwest of Hoomalie Place in Haliimaile. Maui Police Department officials say that their preliminary investigation revealed a silver Honda Accord sedan was traveling northeast on Haliimaile Road when it crossed left of center and collided with the driver’s side of a silver Land Rover Discovery …

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Honoapi`ilani Highway Brush Fire Quickly Extinguished

The Maui Fire Department responded to a brush fire in the area of mile marker 8 of Honoapi`ilani Highway on Wednesday. Responding to the 2:52 p.m. alarm, fire crews arrived to find the blaze burning under clear conditions and 15 mph trade winds. The fire was deemed contained by 3:10 p.m. and declared extinguished at 3:30 p.m. A total area …

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Snake Hitchhikes to Maui Via Backpack

A small juvenile snake was captured after it was seen slithering out of a newly arrived visitor’s backpack Monday night at a Maui vacation rental in Pukalani. Department of Agriculture officials say the owner of the rental informed the visitor and others staying in the rental that snakes are illegal in Hawai`i and they reported it to the Maui Police …

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Pair Rescued After Mechanical Issues Strand Them in Pailolo Channel

Maui Fire Department responded to an area four miles off Sands of Kahana in the area of the Pailolo Channel on Saturday afternoon for a report of personal water craft operators in distress. Department of Fire & Public Safety officials say two parties were on board a PWC in the channel between Maui and Molokai when their water craft became …

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Molokai Police Officer Arrested on Drug Charges

In early 2019, the Maui Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division received information that suggested that a MPD Officer was involved in drug related activity on the island of Moloka’i. The credibility and veracity of the information was vetted and provided probable cause to initiate a criminal and concurrent internal investigation. MPD officials say that search warrants for cellphones, computers and lockers were …

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