Three arrested in assault on brothers
Three Haiku men were arrested in the investigation of an assault on two brothers early Friday at a Haiku residence, police said.
One suspect, 27, was located after he was treated with stitches for a stab wound on his back from an arrow used by one victim to try to stop an attack on his brother, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
The other two suspects, ages 23 and 24, were arrested at the scene after patrol officers responded to a disorderly conduct report at 12:19 a.m. on Waikina Loop, he said. Several males had been drinking in the area and had gotten into a fight, Rego said.
The suspects entered a residence on Waikina Loop and used a square pipe to attack a 29-year-old man, who was knocked to the ground, he said.
Trying to help the victim, his 27-year-old brother used bear spray on the suspects, who continued beating the 29-year-old, Rego said. The 27-year-old then grabbed an arrow and stabbed one assailant in the back before all three fled.
The 29-year-old was treated with stitches for a cut to his face, Rego said and also may have suffered a fracture to his arm.
The suspects hadn't been charged Friday morning as detectives continued an investigation.
Washington visitor pulled from ocean
A 63-year-old Washington state woman died Thursday after she was found unconscious in the water at Honolua Bay, police said.
The woman had been transported in critical condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center on Thursday morning after a Napili fire crew and county lifeguard aboard a personal watercraft responded to the 9:20 a.m. report of a woman in distress, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. The lifeguard found the woman unconscious and face down in the water, he said.
She was brought to shore, where firefighters began cardiopulmonary resuscitation before medics arrived and transported the woman to the hospital.
The Mount Vernon woman had been snorkeling when someone on shore noticed her yelling for help, Mainaga said.
Malama Kaulahao to hold rally Sunday
Malama Kaulahao will hold a rally from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Kaulahao in Paia.
The event aims to raise awareness and build community support to permanently protect the area known for fishing, views and sacred Hawaiian burials, according to an announcement.
Kaulahao is located on the makai end of Kuau Beach Place.
Established in 2000, Malama Kaulahao was organized to restore, protect and return north shore lands to their natural state and to maintain coastal views, bird habitats, public access and cultural values.
For more information, call 264-6678 or send email to email@example.com.