Injured woman rescued from forest
Firefighters airlifted a 28-year-old woman out of the Makawao Forest Reserve on Thursday afternoon after she injured her ankle, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said.
The woman was in a hunting party with two males when she sustained her injury and could not walk out of a heavily forested ravine, Mainaga said.
Makawao firefighters, a rescue crew from the Kahului station and the Maui Fire Department's Air One helicopter responded to the 1:15 p.m. call for help, he said. A landing zone was secured near the Piiholo Water Treatment Facility.
The woman was airlifted to the landing area, where paramedics assessed her condition, and she decided to seek medical treatment with the help of family members, Mainaga said.
One of the two men who was with the woman went missing after he left to go back to a truck, and firefighters remained at the scene around 6:30 p.m. to search for the man. He had not returned to the vehicle and was not carrying a phone, Mainaga said. The other man walked out of the trail with his dogs.
Firefighters union endorses Tsutsui
The Hawaii Fire Firefighters Association, Local 1463, IAFF, AFL-CIO has endorsed incumbent Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui in next year's election.
"Shan Tsutsui respects and supports the commitment of firefighters in our community and is able to engage stakeholders to reach consensus in the best interests of Hawaii's citizens," said HFFA President Robert Lee. "We are truly grateful for his steadfast commitment to supporting public safety."
HFFA represents more than 2,500 active and retired firefighters in Hawaii.
Kahoolawe trolling dates set for July
Trolling in the waters around Kahoolawe will be permitted July 13-14 and July 27-28, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission announced.
Vessels must register annually with the commission before entering the Kahoolawe reserve to troll during designated trolling dates. Registered vessels also are required to file a catch report with the commission any time they fish in the reserve, whether fish are caught or not.
A $25 permitting fee will be applied to the required registration process.
Access to the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve waters is restricted because of the continued presence of unexploded ordnance and for the protection of marine resources within the reserve.
To register with the commission or for more information, contact Dean Tokishi by phone at 243-5889 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to kahoolawe.hawaii.gov to download a registration packet.
Registration packets also are available at the Division of Boating and Recreation at 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road.
National park to hold Hana meeting
The Haleakala National Park will be holding a community meeting at Helene Hall in Hana beginning at 5 p.m. July 17.
The 11/2-hour meeting will allow residents to meet park staff, learn more about the park and to raise concerns.