Jellyfish expected in Waikiki
Box jellyfish are expected to come ashore again today in Waikiki, according to the city's Ocean Safety Division.
Only a few of the stinging creatures were found yesterday morning along Kuhio Beach. The jellyfish tend to come ashore on beaches like Waikiki and Ala Moana about 10 days after the full moon. Lifeguards assess beaches for box jellyfish during the alert period. If box jellyfish are discovered, warning signs are posted as warranted.
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The Koru II, berthed at the Ala Wai, was stuck on the reef west of the harbor channel yesterday afternoon. Efforts to free it were to resume during high tide.
Sailboat runs aground off Ala Moana
The Honolulu Fire Department helicopter air-lifted three people from a 42-foot sailboat early yesterday after it went aground about 3 a.m. on the reef off Ala Moana Beach Park.
The vessel, Koru II, is berthed at the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, said a Coast Guard spokeswoman.
She said the Coast Guard sent its 25-foot response boat from Sand Island to the distressed vessel but it couldn't get close because of the draft.
The Fire Department sent a rescue unit and helicopter to the scene.
A Coast Guard pollution response team was working with the stranded vessel's owner and the state yesterday to try to prevent an oil spill.
Crash closes H-3 lanes on Windward Oahu
Police closed the town-bound lanes of the H-3 freeway between Kamehameha and Likelike highway off-ramps yesterday morning for several hours while they investigated a crash that critically injured the driver of a 1992 Honda Civic and injured his two passengers.
Police said red Civic was speeding on the wet highway when the 18-year-old driver from Kaneohe lost control and crashed sideways into a parked tour van at 10:44 a.m.
He was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition. A 16-year-old Mililani girl riding in the front passenger seat was taken to Queen's in serious condition and an 18-year-old Kailua man in the back seat was treated and released, police said.
The tour van was unoccupied and parked on the right shoulder with its emergency lights flashing.
Police said the driver and passengers were wearing seat belts.
One dead, 2 injured in single-car crash
Big Island police were investigating a fatal crash on Hawaii Belt Road last night.
The single-car accident occurred near the 8-mile marker in Pepeekeo. Police said the car was south-bound when it crossed the centerline and hit a telephone pole at about 7 p.m.
The driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed and two passengers were injured, a fire department said.
Death in Wailea Bay due to heart attack
An autopsy has revealed that a man pulled from Wailea Bay Tuesday died of a heart attack, Big Island police said.
The man was identified at Alvin Lung, 63, of North Kohala.
Lung was last seen launching his kayak from the Puako Boat Ramp. Witnesses noticed his body floating in a bay between the boat ramp and Wailea Bay at about 4:09 p.m., pulled him out of the water. Lung had no vital signs when police and fire rescue units arrived.
Driver held in alleged pedestrian hit-and-run
A 40-year-old man was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition after a car struck him as he was crossing Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City outside of a crosswalk.
A 62-year-old man driving east in a 2000 Toyota Corolla struck the pedestrian west of Puu Momi Street at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The driver didn't stop after the collision but was found later by patrol units and arrested. Police said alcohol may have been a factor.
Teen with cigarettes held after burglary
A 14-year-old boy was arrested at 12:50 a.m. Friday when a police officer caught him fleeing with four cartons of cigarettes after a burglary at Waianae Store at 85-863 Farrington Highway.
The officer heard an alarm from the store and pulled into the parking lot to investigate, police reported. The suspect was seen leaving the store through a broken front door and fleeing on foot with a backpack, police said.
Police arrest suspect in attack with 2-by-4
An 18-year-old man turned himself into police Friday for allegedly attacking a 17-year-old boy with a 2-by-4 in Ewa Beach.
The man got into an argument with the boy on Aug. 20 and struck him in the head with the piece of wood, police said.
The boy suffered lacerations to his forehead, police reported.
The man turned himself in around 1:50 a.m. and was arrested without incident.
Man held in alleged assault on girl, 15
A 19-year-old man was arrested Friday night in the Pearlridge area for the alleged assault of a 15-year-old girl Sept. 11.
The girl reported the alleged assault to police Friday night. She said he was a male acquaintance. Police found him at a location he frequented and arrested him.