Man pulled from E. Maui pools dies
A 38-year-old California man died Friday evening after being pulled from a pond at the Oheo Pools in East Maui, a fire official reported.
Firefighters and the Air One helicopter responded to the 5:30 p.m. call of a missing swimmer, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said. When crews arrived at Oheo, they found Maui police officers performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man next to the shore of the pool.
The man had been pulled from the water by bystanders, Mainaga said.
Fire and medic units took over CPR but were unsuccessful in reviving the man. Medics pronounced the man dead at the scene, he said.
Offices, schools set to close for holiday
Federal, state and county offices along with all public schools will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
All public libraries also will be closed from today to Monday.
The Hana, Lanai and Molokai landfills will be closed.
The Central Maui Landfill and EKO Compost will be open from 6 a.m. to noon. The Olowalu landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.
All county pools will be closed.
There will be no regular mail delivery, and The Maui News business offices will be closed.
Man fails to return to MCCC, is arrested
A man who didn't return to the Maui Community Correctional Center after being released on a resocialization pass June 30 was arrested Thursday night in Kihei, police said.
Daniel Holcombe, 32, was to be returned to the Wailuku jail, police said.
According to police records, Holcombe was located at 11:12 p.m. in a Kihei field.
Police knew where Holcombe was after encountering him during an earlier investigation. He gave another name, but fingerprints showed he was Holcombe, police said.
State public safety officials said Holcombe had been allowed to leave the jail at 8 a.m. June 30 and was to return by 6 p.m. He was less than a year away from being considered for parole and had been on work furlough status, working Monday to Friday outside the jail.
According to court records, Holcombe was sentenced in August 2007 to a 10-year prison term for first-degree burglary. As a repeat offender, he was ordered to serve at least three years and four months of the term before being eligible for parole.
Diver airlifted after exhibiting sickness
A 60-year-old man experiencing symptoms of decompression sickness after a dive near the southwest side of Molokai was evacuated by a Coast Guard helicopter Thursday to a Honolulu hospital.
Coast Guard Sector Honolulu responded to a call relayed from the Molokai Fire Department about a diver who was experiencing symptoms of decompression sickness after a dive and needed immediate medical assistance.
A Coast Guard flight surgeon evaluated the symptoms and recommended immediate medical evacuation to the nearest decompression chamber.
Sector Honolulu launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point to the scene. The man was safely hoisted and transferred to Kuakini Health Systems in Honolulu.
No sign of tsunami after Alaska quake
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Andreanof Islands of Alaska on Friday morning did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Oahu said.
The quake occurred at 6:25 a.m., 21 miles deep in the Earth's crust, the center said.