Search for missing paddler continues
The Coast Guard planned to search overnight last night for a paddler reported missing near Kaupo, Maui.
The 62-year-old man was reported missing at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Maui Fire Department requested the help of the Coast Guard at 6 p.m.
The paddler was wearing a black top and black shorts. No sign of him was found yesterday.
The Coast Guard cutter Kiska, a 110-foot patrol boat based on the Big Island, was expected to search overnight between Maui and the Big Island, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson.
A 45-foot medium response boat from Coast Guard Station Maui returned earlier in the evening, and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter was scheduled to end its search at 10 last night so the crew could rest, Henderson said.
The helicopter will rejoin the Kiska in the search at dawn.
Maui County’s rescue helicopter and shore crews from the Maui Police Department joined in the search yesterday.
Man pulled from water is identified
A man in his 30s who died Tuesday after he was found unconscious in the water off Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe was identified as Eric Shannon, 31, of Kailua.
The city Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause of death is deferred pending further investigation.
Shannon was seen in a fenced-off area with "no trespassing" signs near the base entrance along the H-3 freeway, said Marine Maj. Alan Crouch. He was seen with a pole attached to a fishing net and somehow ended up in the water at about 5:40 p.m., Crouch said.
Military police brought the man to shore, and a federal fire ambulance took him in an unresponsive state to Castle Medical Center, Crouch said.
Police said the man died later.
Fire scorches 20 acres near Koloa
Kauai firefighters battled a 20-acre brush fire near Koloa yesterday.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at about 1:20 p.m. near Ala Kinoiki and Weliweli Road.
Three private companies also helped battle the blaze.
Firefighters extinguished the fire at 6:05 p.m. No one was injured.
Puna woman faces charge of selling ‘ice’
A 45-year-old Puna woman was charged with methamphetamine trafficking after Big Island police found 6.3 grams of "ice" and drug paraphernalia in her home Tuesday.
Louise Torres was charged Tuesday with meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $165,000.