Woman pulled from water ID'd
A Washington state woman who died Thursday after being pulled from the ocean at Honolua Bay was identified as 63-year-old Mollie Jo Brennen, police said.
The Mount Vernon resident had been snorkeling when she was seen yelling for help, according to a fire official. She was reported to be unconscious when a lifeguard aboard a personal watercraft brought her to shore Thursday.
A Paia man, who died after falling into the third pond below the bridge at the Pools at Oheo, was airlifted out of the area Sunday.
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The woman was transported by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Man who falls, hits rocks ID'd
A Paia man who died after losing his footing and falling Sunday at the Pools at Oheo in Kipahulu was identified as Thomas Gregory Krebs, 55, police said.
He was with friends when he slipped as he was about to jump into the third pond on the makai side of Hana Highway in the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the police Criminal Investigation Division.
He said Krebs went head first into shallow water, hitting rocks close to the edge.
Friends said Krebs never resurfaced and firefighters found his body in about 30 feet of water, Rego said.
Firefighters responded to the 9:30 a.m. call and retrieved Krebs' body.
Paia boy in hospital on Oahu
A 6-year-old Paia boy was in an Oahu hospital Monday, a day after he was found unresponsive in the water at Spreckelsville, police said.
The boy had been pulled from the water and efforts were being made to revive him when emergency workers were called at 2 p.m. to the beach at the end of Stable Road, a fire official said.
The boy had been playing with other children in the water before a man ran into the ocean and pulled the boy out, police said. His mother reported she had lost sight of him for about 10 minutes, police said.
The boy was unresponsive and without a pulse when firefighters arrived. He was transported in critical condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center, then flown to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Oahu, police said.
Deadline for PALS approaches
Thursday is the last day for parents to register their children for any remaining open spots in the Maui County PALS summer program.
Registration will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., or until all vacancies are filled. The registration will be at the Kahului Community Center at 275 Uhu St.
Most of the unfilled spots are in the Upcountry area and in Central Maui, specifically about 50 open spots at the Lihikai School PALS site.
For more information, contact the PALS office at 270-7404.