Public can meet with park staff, officials
Members of the public are invited to meet Haleakala National Park staff and learn more about the park from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 17 at Helene Hall in Hana.
Park Superintendent Natalie Gates is expected to attend the meeting.
For more information, call Howard Forbes at 572-4445 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Man charged with abuse in darts incident
A 43-year-old Waiehu man was arrested and charged with abuse late Wednesday after beating his brother following a game of darts at their residence, police said.
The incident was reported at 11:19 p.m. The 52-year-old victim and his brother told police they were playing the game when the argument arose.
That led to the brother throwing two darts at the victim's head, with at least one dart leaving a puncture wound in his forehead, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. The man began to punch his brother several times, leaving bruises on his body, he said.
Lincoln M. Hoopii was charged with physical abuse. He remained in custody Tuesday with bail set at $1,000. A potential additional charge of second-degree assault remained under investigation.
Wash. state man pulled from water, dies
A 50-year-old Washington state man was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the ocean off Kamaole Beach Park III in Kihei on Tuesday morning, a fire official said.
Wailea firefighters were dispatched to the park at 11:20 a.m. for a possible drowning, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. He said a couple from Vancouver had been swimming when the wife turned around and saw her husband facedown in the water.
The man was pulled to shore by his wife, with bystanders helping bring him onto the beach, Mainaga said.
Bystanders began cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man before county lifeguards and firefighters arrived to continue efforts to revive him, he said.
American Medical Response paramedics arrived and took over care of the patient.
Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, Mainaga said.