Molokai man, 66, clinging to his capsized canoe rescued
A 66-year-old Molokai man, found holding on to his capsized canoe, was rescued by a private vessel early Sunday evening in waters off of Kakahaia Beach Park on Molokai's south end, fire officials said.
Fire officials said the man from Ualapue on the east end of Molokai was in good condition and suffered no injuries.
He was found at about 5:40 p.m. by his paddling partner, who used his own boat to look for his friend.
Earlier at about 3:30 p.m., someone offshore of Kamalo Wharf reported seeing what appeared to be a one-man canoe drifting in the area with no one paddling, fire officials said.
The fire crew from Pukoo station was on scene at 3:41 p.m. and searched until receiving confirmation of the rescue of the missing paddler.
Two fire personal watercraft from Hoolehua and Kaunakakai fire stations, a rescue boat from Kaunakakai station, the Kahului rescue crew, the Fire Department's Air One helicopter, a rescue boat from Lahaina and a Coast Guard helicopter and its boats were dispatched to the search.
The Molokai Princess ferry and one private vessel also joined in the search.
Friend rescues five stranded on Commando Trail in Kailua
Five people stranded across a river while on the Commando Trail in Kailua on Sunday evening were rescued by a friend Sunday night, fire officials said.
All were reported safe with no injuries, fire officials said.
The boyfriend of one victim's mother, who was familiar with the area, hiked the trail and found an area where it was safe to cross the river, fire officials said. He later led the group to safety.
At about 7 p.m. Sunday, fire officials were alerted to five people being stranded, unable to cross the river in the area.
The engine crew from Paia and the rescue crew from Kahului responded. Due to nightfall and treacherous conditions, the rescue was suspended and scheduled to commence during first light Monday morning.
The group was in communication with first responders and were advised to hunker down for the night.
Fire officials were notified via a phone call Sunday night that the group had been led out of the area.
Diabetes topic of caregiver workshop set for Wednesday
A caregiver workshop titled "What You Should Know About Diabetes" will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St.
Tehane Ornellas, with a doctor of pharmacy degree, will lead the free workshop sponsored by Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging.
Topics to be covered include how the body processes carbohydrates/sugar/glucose and how this process differs in diabetics, types of diabetes, symptoms of high and low blood sugar, how to monitor blood sugar and more.
The public is invited; no reservations are needed. To arrange day care for an elderly loved one at no cost during the workshop or for more information regarding the workshop, call Kathleen Couch at 871-5804.