High-surf advisory in effect
A high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai has been extended until 6 p.m. today.
Surf heights along east-facing shores of Maui will be 8 to 12 feet with locally higher sets, the National Weather Service said. Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the faces, or fronts, of waves.
People can expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous.
Kihei teen's art places second
Izabela Hamilton, a senior at Seabury Hall, placed second in Alaska Airlines' "Spirit of the Islands" paint-the-plane contest.
The first-place winner was Aaron Nee, a junior from Kaiser High School on Oahu. His artwork will adorn an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft honoring Hawaii. The winners were announced Thursday.
Hamilton, 17, of Kihei took second in the online vote competition. She and third-place finisher Sophia Cleek, a 6th-grader from Kapolei Middle School on Oahu, will each receive a trip for four to any Alaska Airlines destination and a $1,000 scholarship.
Hamilton's design features a male and a female hula dancer against a backdrop of ocean waves and windswept mountain cliffs.
Hiker rescued after fall
A 22-year-old Lahaina man was rescued from the Makamakaole Trail near Waihee by fire crews Saturday afternoon after he fell and injured his back, fire officials said.
He was transported by paramedics to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition.
The hiker and his four friends were about 45 minutes into the trail when the accident occurred.
The fire department's Air One helicopter airlifted the man to secured landing zone on the highway to an awaiting ambulance. Kahului rescue personnel assisted. The Wailuku fire crew also responded to the incident, which was called in around 12:35 p.m.