Police and Fire


POSTED: Monday, June 22, 2009

;[Preview]  Kewalos Family Rescue

A family visiting from the mainland received a scare when strong winds pushed them out past the surfbreak to where they needed rescuing.

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Crews rescue 4 people from the water

Lifeguards and firefighters rescued two swimmers and two paddlers yesterday in separate incidents at Kewalo Basin and at the Mokulua Islands off Kailua, a fire official said.

About 3 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of two paddlers in distress of Lanikai. When firefighters arrived, lifeguards had already brought both paddlers to shore, including one who had a lower leg injury, said Honolulu Fire Capt. Robert Main.

Earlier in the day, firefighters received a call about three swimmers needing help near the Kewalo Basin harbor entrance. Lifeguards were able to bring in two of the swimmers and a third, thought to be missing, turned up on shore, Main said.


Brush fire on Maui closes highway

A brush fire yesterday closed a section of Honoapiilani Highway on Maui.

The Maui Fire Department announced at 7:35 p.m. that Honoapiilani Highway was closed between North Kihei Road and Ukumehame.

The size and scope of the brush fire, which erupted around 3:30 p.m., was not immediately known.