Man critical after jump from Black Rock
A 25-year-old visitor was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition Friday after he jumped into the water off Black Rock, surfaced and then submerged, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
Lahaina firefighters responded to the 6:28 p.m. alarm, he said. The visitor's friends pulled him out of the water and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and fire crews took over when they arrived.
Paramedics took the man to the hospital.
Calif. man pulled from Oheo Pools ID'd
Police identified the 38-year-old man who died Friday after he was pulled from the Oheo Pools in Kipahulu as Rajeesh Padmanabhan of San Ramon, Calif.
Bystanders carried the unresponsive man out of the water, and Maui police officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a fire official said Friday. Fire and medic units took over life-saving attempts, but they could not revive the man.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Public officials to speak at Kula meeting
The Kula Community Association meeting Wednesday evening will feature a panel of public officials speaking on water, property taxes and health care, and an offering of a bowl of venison stew.
The gathering is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Kula Community Association with refreshments, including a venison stew prepared by association President Shelley Maddigan with assistance from Mike Tavares, Maui Axis Deer Harvesting Co-op president.
The formal meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The panel includes:
* Danny Agsalog, director of the Finance Department, and David Taylor, director of the Department of Water Supply, who will speak on the water rate structure and shortage proposal.
* Council Member Mike White and Scott Teruya, county property tax administrator, speaking on land assessment and real property taxes.
* Nick Hughey, Kula Hospital administrator, discussing Upcountry's Health Care Needs Assessment.
* Principal Chris Bachaus of Kula Elementary School on its 50th year anniversary plans set for next year.
* John Wilson, association treasurer, updating the community on the association's finances.
Members of the Upcountry community are welcome. For more information, call 870-6971.