Paraglider caught in power lines ID'd
A paraglider who died when his equipment got caught on power lines Monday night has been identified as 34-year-old Paul J. MacDonald of Haiku.
The accident occurred at 6:37 p.m., with police responding to a report of an unresponsive man near Mile Marker 3 on Haleakala Crater Road, said Maui police spokesman Lt. William Juan.
He said the victim was found lying on the roadway near his equipment. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation determined that MacDonald had been paragliding in the area when his equipment got caught on power lines, Juan said.
An autopsy is pending.
The road was closed for several hours as police investigated the incident Monday night.
Molokai landfill to open late Tuesday
Due to a manpower shortage, the Molokai landfill will not open until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the county Solid Waste Division said.
The landfill usually opens at 8 a.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays.
The state Health Department requires the county to meet minimum personnel requirements to operate, the county news release said.
War Memorial Gym lot to close for work
The parking lot at War Memorial Gym will be closed from Feb. 21 to March 25 to allow for the asphalt to be resurfaced.
The $210,371 project is being done by Maui Paving LLC.
The project includes cold-planing, paving and restriping of the gym parking lot, which will be closed for the duration of construction.
Parking will be available at the War Memorial Football Stadium parking lot.
For more information, contact the Parks Planning and Development Office at 270-7931.