Girl found floating in pool is revived
A 3-year-old girl was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition Saturday after she was found floating on the surface of a pool at the Honua Kai Resort in Kaanapali, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said.
Lahaina firefighters responded to the 12:37 p.m. alarm, he said. A bystander saw the child in distress in the pool and called for help.
Two visitors from Ventura, Calif., registered nurse Thomas Gallegos and firefighter paramedic Mike Westbrook responded to the calls for help, provided rescue breaths and carried the girl onto the pool deck, where she was given oxygen.
Firefighters took over when they arrived on the scene, and paramedics took the child to the hospital.
Fire Capt. Kevin McAfee said that Gallegos and Westbrook "set in motion the precise actions and treatment the patient required at that moment to survive."
Injured mountain biker extricated
Firefighters rescued a 25-year-old mountain biker who sustained a back injury Saturday afternoon while riding on the Kahakapao Loop Trail.
Makawao firefighters and Kahului rescue personnel responded to the 4:50 p.m. alarm, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. The firefighters and American Medical Response medics hiked about a mile into the trail, where they located and then extricated the Austin, Texas, man.
The man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center with injuries considered not life-threatening, Mainaga said.
Haleakala parking lot closed for a time
Haleakala National Park's Kalahaku parking lot, located at the 9,324-foot elevation, is closed to vehicles and pedestrians through Aug. 28 for construction.
The closure began Friday and includes weekends. Sunrise visitation at the summit may be impacted and visitors may be directed to other overlooks.
Accessibility improvement work in the summit area of Haleakala is scheduled through September. Drivers should expect continued heavy construction traffic on Haleakala Highway and Crater Road.
For the latest updates, go to www.nps.gov/hale or call 572-4400.
National park to host community meeting
Haleakala National Park will host a community meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the lower room of the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.
Park staff members will be on hand to update members of the public on park planning matters and to discuss new matters.
The meeting will adjourn by 6:30 p.m.
Kihei association to meet Tuesday
The Kihei Community Association will hold it monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kihei Charter School, 41 E. Lipoa St.
Pacific Whale Foundation's conservation manager, Lauren Campbell, and Maui Nui Marine Resource Council Executive Director Sarah McLane will be speaking to the group.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for pupu and talk story. Nonperishable food donations will be accepted for the Maui Food Bank. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call (508) 499-9996 or go to www.gokihei.org.