A 46-year-old Kīhei man was airlifted from Waiheʻe Valley in Central Maui on Friday night after he became stranded by rising stream waters. The man was hiking alone in Waiheʻe Valley and became stranded above the second swinging bridge by swift moving stream water.
The 31st Recruit Class was a made up of 14 firefighters that will now be joining the ranks of the State of Hawaiʻi, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting division at the various airports throughout the state. The other 14 firefighter graduates will be assigned to Maui County fire stations.
The ʻOheʻo Stream, located along the Pīpīwai Trail in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park, will be closed until further notice due to the theft of stream monitoring equipment, Park officials announced.
Crater Road and Haleakalā National Park’s summit road will close to visitor traffic while a slow moving convoy transports extremely wide loads to the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope near the volcano’s summit from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.