Box jellyfish expected at shores
The city's Ocean Safety Division is issuing a box jellyfish advisory for today and tomorrow.
Lifeguards assess beaches for box jellyfish during the alert period. If box jellyfish are discovered, warning signs are posted.
People stung by box jellyfish are advised to flush the sting area with white vinegar. Anyone experiencing breathing difficulty, muscle cramps/spasms and/or persistent pain are advised to seek immediate medical attention.
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Collision with bike critically injures man
A 57-year-old bicyclist was in critical condition last night with severe head injuries when a 2004 Dodge four-door sedan struck him on Farrington Highway near Honokai Hale at about 12:30 p.m., police said.
The man was traveling west on the shoulder of Farrington Highway, 132 feet east of Laaloa Street, when he veered into the lane of the sedan, police said.
The driver, a 30-year-old woman, collided with the rear wheel of the bicyclist, sending him onto the hood and windshield of the sedan and onto the roadway, police said.
The man, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was taken to the Queen's Medical Center, police said.
Shark reportedly seen at Maui beach
Maui police and state Department of Land and Natural Resources officials warned swimmers to get out of the water at Fleming Beach in Kapalua after a report of a shark sighting around 3:15 p.m. yesterday, Maui County spokeswoman Ellen Pelissero said.
The sighting remained unconfirmed yesterday, Pelissero said.
Student is arrested for alleged threats
A student at Aiea High School was arrested Friday morning for allegedly threatening his vice principal, police said.
The student was involved in a fight when the vice principal, 63, tried to break it up, police said.
The boy then threatened to fight the vice principal. However, no physical contact was made.
The boy was arrested on a charge of first-degree terroristic threatening.