Woman who died at Oheo Gulch ID'd
A 55-year-old Texas woman died late Thursday afternoon after she fell 15 to 20 feet down a ledge onto rocks at Oheo Gulch in Kipahulu, police and fire officials said.
The woman, Cheryl Black, of McKinney, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene. She remained unresponsive after bystanders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Maui firefighters responded to a 5:32 p.m. call and used the Air One helicopter to airlift the woman from the pools to a landing zone near campgrounds in the Haleakala National Park's Kipahulu District. Paramedics took over patient care, but their attempts to resuscitate the woman also were unsuccessful, officials said.
Hana firefighters and a Kahului fire rescue crew found Black unconscious, lying halfway in the water. Black had been on a 15- to 20-foot-high ledge, trying to get to another pool, when she fell, fire officials said.
The woman sustained severe head trauma, according to a news release from the National Park Service.
Police said the cause of death remained unknown, pending an autopsy.
'Ohana by Hawaiian expanding service
'Ohana by Hawaiian will be expanding to Kahului Airport for the summer with flights between Maui and Molokai, Kailua-Kona and Hilo, according to an announcement from Hawaiian Airlines.
Beginning July 8, the 48-seat ATR-42 turboprop planes, operated by Empire Airlines, will offer daily flights between Kahului and Molokai and Kahului and Kailua-Kona. Flights between Kahului and Hilo will begin July 10, the airline said.
An additional flight between Honolulu and Molokai will operate for the summer beginning July 8, increasing service from three to four times daily.
Flights currently are scheduled through Sept. 2, according to Hawaiian spokeswoman Alison Croyle.
'Ohana by Hawaiian Managing Director Hadden Watt said the airline has seen increasing demand for flights between the islands.
For a schedule of flights or to book a reservation, visit hawaiianairlines.com or call (800) 367-5320.
Nava to address Kahului Kiwanis
Rick Nava, candidate for the Maui County Council's West Maui residency seat, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Kahului meeting at noon Tuesday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact John Buck, club president, at 269-6670.