Family reports homeless man missing Lahaina police are trying to locate a 57-year-old homeless man who was reported missing by his family.
Jay Cochran was last seen in December in the Lahaina area, which he has been known to frequent. He normally calls his mother on her birthday and was reported missing after he didn't call, police said.
Cochran is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. He has blond hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who sees him or who has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Maui police at 244-6400 or the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division at 661-0559.
Four rescued from ocean off Napili
Two adults and two children on paddleboards were rescued from the ocean off Napili after they were having a difficult time making it back to shore Tuesday afternoon, a fire official said.
Napili firefighters, Ocean Safety's rescue watercraft and Lahaina fire's rescue boat were dispatched to the area fronting the Gazebo restaurant at the Outrigger Napili Shores on Lower Honoapiilani Road after the 1:45 p.m. call, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. He said that the paddleboarders were about 40 yards offshore when the rescue watercraft began bringing the four to shore.
The parents and their two teenage daughters, visiting from San Diego, were safely on shore by 2 p.m.
Crews mop up remnants of brush fire
Fire crews spent Tuesday mopping up a stubborn brush fire in Kaupo, according to a Maui fire official.
Firefighters and two helicopters worked on a 25-acre burn area at about the 2,000-foot elevation that had reignited Monday, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The initial fire was reported just after 3 p.m. Saturday on the Ulupalakua side of Manawainui Gulch in Kaupo. Firefighters battled the blaze, which reached the 1,500-foot elevation and burned 65 acres of brush, all weekend before it was reported to be fully extinguished at 6:30 a.m. Monday.
It reignited Monday afternoon and burned another 25 acres before being 100 percent contained Monday night.
As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, fire crews had been released but will return today to continue mop up operations, Mainaga said. One crew remained to do periodic checks.
The fire is believed to have been intentionally set. Remains of fireworks known as "Ground Bloom Flowers" were recovered from the scene Sunday.