A boat belonging to Scuba Shack washed up on shore after witnesses say they saw the engine smoking. MauiWatch spotters supplied pictures of the gentle landing.
Around 9 a.m. today, The boat landed fronting the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea where they let the passengers off safely.
The MauiWatch report concluded with very good advice: “Please swim with caution in the area.”
EVENT: The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for the island of MOLOKAI in effect until 11:30 p.m. tonight.
A Flood Advisory means that nuisance flooding is occurring or imminent. A Flood Advisory may be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning if flooding worsens and poses a threat to life and property.
This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 8:24 p.m. radar showed several areas of moderate to heavy rain persisting across Molokai. Rainfall rates up to two inches per hour will be likely with these showers. This advisory includes the entire island of Molokai.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: STAY AWAY FROM STREAMS, DRAINAGE DITCHES AND LOW LYING AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING. RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO PONDING, REDUCED VISIBILITY AND POOR BREAKING ACTION. DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.
INFORMATION: Maui Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates. NOAA Weather broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025 FREE. NOAA Weather internet services can be found at www.weather.gov/hawaii. This same notification can be found on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.
KAILUA – At noon Thursday, Paia firefighters were called to the Bamboo Forest trail in Kailua, for a female hiker that injured her knee and was unable to walk out.
A Kahului rescue crew aboard Air 1 located the 57-year-old female visitor from Bellevue, Washington, at the base of the 5th pool on the Bamboo Forest hike. The woman lost her footing on the slippery rocks and injured her knee.
The Air 1 helicopter airlifted her to an open pasture near Hana Highway, where the woman declined to be seen by paramedics. She opted to seek treatment on her own and left with her husband by private vehicle.
Honolulu – Rick Blangiardi has been named Hawai’i’s Distinguished Citizen for 2015 by Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council. The award, one of Hawai’i’s longest-standing honors, will be presented at the 35th annual Hawai’i’s Distinguished Citizen event on August 27 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.
This honor is awarded annually to a Hawai’i resident whose leadership in business, industry, government, education and other community endeavors has significantly contributed to the vitality of our state. Blangiardi, general manager of Hawai’i News Now (KGMB and KHNL) took the helm of the newly formed combined operation in 2009, creating Hawai’i’s most watched television news. In addition to his dedication to providing the best news programming to kama’aina locally and those watching around the world, he is an avid community contributor, providing leadership at board level for the nonprofit organizations that take care of Hawai’i’s people.
“The Boy Scouts Aloha Council helps shape the next generation of leaders and shows our young men the value and joy of giving back to their community, said Rick Blangiardi, General Manager of Hawai’i News Now. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by this organization that teaches our youth the importance of character, leadership and service.”
A dedicated supporter of Hawai’i’s nonprofits, Blangiardi currently serves on the board of directors for the Boy Scouts, Hawai’i Food Bank, Hawai’i Red Cross, Hawai’i Theater Center, YMCA of Honolulu and the Pacific Aviation Museum. He is a trustee for the Public Schools of Hawai’i Foundation, where his guidance supports the mission of strengthening the quality of public education in Hawaii by innovation from within.
“Rick’s proven leadership and commitment to the community make him one of Hawaii’s most distinguished citizens,” said Jeff Sulzbach, Scout Executive and CEO of Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council. “We are grateful for his role as a leader within our organization, and proud to bestow this honor upon him. Hawai’i is a better place as a direct result of Rick’s commitment to our community.”
Prior to starting his career in broadcast television, Blangiardi, who has a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Hawaii, spent eight years as a college football coach – six of which were for UH. Blangiardi left the coaching ranks as a Defensive Coordinator/Associate Head Football Coach.
Blangiardi has been an executive in the television industry for more than 38 years, succeeding in senior executive positions in many of the nation’s most competitive markets. Before returning home to Hawaii, Blangiardi was President of Telemundo Holdings Inc., where he was responsible for the operations of Telemundo’s 11 owned and operated stations throughout major markets in the United States and Puerto Rico. A key highlight of his tenure was leading the sale of Telemundo in 2001 to NBC for $2.7 billion, the largest deal in NBC’s history.
Blangiardi’s record of leadership is long, including former stints as President of the Aloha Council and the University of Hawai’i’s Football Booster Club, Na Koa, Executive Director of Ahahui Koa Anuenue, and Chairman of Chamber of Commerce Hawai’i. He served on the Board of Directors at Central Pacific Bank, and on the Board of Regents for Chaminade University. He has also been honored as Hawaii’s Sales Person of the Year 2010 and UH Distinguished Alumnus 2014.
Wailea – Adam Driver will be the 2015 Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award recipient, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival which will be held, and celebrate its 16th annual event from June 3-7 at the Wailea Resort in Maui.
The Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award honors a film artist who dares to dream big dreams and delivers brilliantly charismatic and revelatory performances every time that opportunity knocks. The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Friday June 5. Tickets and passes are available at www.mauifilmfestival.com.
“Adam Driver is a brilliantly talented actor’s actor and chameleon,” Said Rivers. “We couldn’t be more honored to present him with this year’s Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award.”
Driver was most recently seen starring in Noah Baumbach’s WHILE WE’RE YOUNG alongside Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, and Amanda Seyfried. He will next star in Saverio Costanzo’s HUNGRY HEARTS alongside Alba Rohrwacher. The film premiered at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival, where Driver won the Volpi Cup Award for Best Actor for his performance. He will also star opposite Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, and Kirsten Dunst in Jeff Nichols’ MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and in J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Additionally, Driver recently wrapped production on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film SILENCE, which also stars Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.
Last Fall, Driver starred in Shawn Levy’s dramatic comedy THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU alongside Jason Bateman, Connie Britton, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda and opposite Mia Wasikowska in John Curran’s critically acclaimed TRACKS. He was seen in the Coen brothers’ 2013 Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award nominated LINCOLN, Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA and Clint Eastwood’s J. EDGAR.
Driver is currently in production on the fifth season of HBO’s hit series GIRLS. Driver’s performance in GIRLS garnered him 2014 and 2013 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Driver graduated from Juilliard in 2009 and is the co-founder of the non-profit organization AITAF (ARTS in the ARMED FORCES).
Kahului firefighters arrived at 9:06 a.m. and met with a bystander who happened to witness the fall and directed responders to the victim. The victim had been opihi picking in the area and was climbing along a steep cliff when he fell about 50 feet to the rocks below.
The male victim was lying face down between boulders at the waters edge, but was conscious and breathing when crews found him. The fire department’s Air 1 helicopter airlifted the man to a pasture where he was transferred to waiting medics.
The victim, a 38-year-old Maui man, was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center with critical injuries. The man’s identity and current condition have not been released.
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