HONOLULU – A swimmer in distress was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter after being swept out to sea near Hanakapiai Beach, Kauai, Friday.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was on a routine mission when they received notification by radio from a tour helicopter that “S.O.S.” was written in the sand on a nearby beach.
The Dolphin crew diverted to the area and began searching for any signs of distress. They noticed a male had been pulled off the shore by a rip current and was in need of immediate assistance.
The crew selected and maintained a position. They lowered the rescue basket and the swimmer was able to safely climb in before being hoisted into the helicopter.
The man was flown to Lihue Airport where he was transferred to awaiting EMS for further evaluation.
The Coast Guard advises beachgoers to know their limits and visit beaches staffed with lifeguards. Rip tides and severe surf can quickly overpower even the strongest swimmers.
For more information on current local beach conditions, visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.com.
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J: HOW A BUSINESS DEAL WORTH UP TO 4.3 BILLION DOLLARS GOES UNNOTICED BEFORE JUST POPPING UP IN THE HEADLINES THIS WEEK STILL HAS SOME FOLKS SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS. ALSO, WHAT WILL IT MEAN TO LOCAL FOLKS SEEKING TO ADD RENEWABLE ENERGY TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES. AND – YOU HAVE TO WONDER ABOUT THE STATE OF MIND OF SOMEONE WHO STEALS A CAR ON AN ISLAND, DRIVES TO THE END OF THE LONGEST DEAD-END ROAD…THEN TRIES TO RUN OVER POLICE AS THEY TRY TO GRAB HIM.
(ON CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS…PLUS – IT’S BEEN AN EXTREMELY BUSY WEEK FOR FIRST REPONDERS…AN A HEART-BREAKING WEEK FOR COAST GUARD CREWS IN PARTICULAR. . IN SPORTS – MAUI’S DUSTY? PAYNE? I DOUBT IT…HE’S TOO FAST AND WET TO LET THE DUST SETTLE AT SUNSET BEACH, BUT THE PAYNE PART HURTS SO GOOD. IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES BROWN SAYS ELF AT THE IAO…IS LARGER THAN LIFE…EVEN LARGER THAN WILL FARRELL. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS…IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE BLACK FRIDAY IS OVER AND ISN’T THAT THE BEST GIFT OF ALL? ALL THAT – AND MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS – MAUI’S EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY ONLINE AND TELEVISION N EWSCAST – DEVOTING COVERAGE TO STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY – AND WE’RE IN HIGH DEFINITION. I’M JEFF KING. OUR BROADCAST EDITION OF THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN, TO SAY THE LEAST – SPORADIC FOR A FEW WEEKS…BUT WE’RE BACK ON ALL EIGHT CYLINDERS NOW. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.
J: WATCH DOG GROUPS. THERE CERTAINLY ARE PLENTY ON MAUI AND ACROSS THE STATE. SO, DOEN’S IT SEEM A LITTLE SURPRISING THAT ON A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…WITH NEARLY NO ADVANCE NOTICE, A HEADLINE POPS UP READING THAT A FLORIDA COMPANY IS BUYING HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES ACROSS MAUI, O’AHU AND THE BIG ISLAND, SPINNING OFF IT’S IN-HOUSE-OWNED BANK, AND PLANNING TO PUSH FORWARD WITH THAT GIANT UNDERWATER EXTENSION CORD TO FUEL O’AHU POWER CONSUMPTION NEEDS FROM THE OUTER ISLANDS.
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(ON-CAM) WHILE MAN ARE LOOKING ASCANCE AT THE POTENTIALLY HUMONGOUS BUSINESS DEAL, – SUPPORTERS REMIND THAT NEXTERA WAS WILLING TO PURSUE TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT HUMPBACK WHALES, DOLPHINES AND OTHER SEA LIFE IF THAT GIANT EXTENSION CORD WERE LAID. HEI, AS YOU RECALL, STUCK TO THEIR “NO-COMMENT” POSITION FOR YEARS.
J: WINDY ENOUGH FOR YOU? WHILE NOT- RECORD-BREAKING, THE END OF AUTUMN HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST CONSISTENTLY HIGH-WIN PERIODS IN MEMORY. AS A RESULT – THE U.S. COAST GUARD AND MIRE FIRE, SEARCH AND RESCUE CREWS HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY OF LATE. FIRST THE GOOD NEWS.
(FF-CG-VO) THIS WEEK A KAYAK WAS FOUND FLOATING ABOUT A MILE OFFSHORE FROM OLOWALU IN WEST MAUI. NO PEOPLE WERE NEARBY – BUT THE SEVILOR KAYAK WAS CARRYING SNORKEL GEAR AND A PADDLE. THAT WAS ON WEDNESDAY. AFTER A SEARCH AND A PUBLIC APPEAL, THE KAYAK’S OWNER WAS FOUND – SAFE – ON SHORE AND EXPLAINED THAT HIS CRAFT MUST HAVE BLOWN OFF THE BEACH.
(ON-CAM) THE SIGH OF RELIEF FOLLOWED A SEARCH THREE DAYS EARLIER WHEN A BEACHGOER REPORTED WHAT HE WAS SURE WERE FOUR SWIMMERS ABOUT A HALF-MILE OFFSHORE IN HIGH WINDS – WAVING FOR HELP. COAST GUARD CREWS AND MAUI RESCUE BOAT 10 SCOURED THE AREA BUT FOUND NO ONE. THAT SEARCH WAS SUSPENDED AFTER NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND – BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, THERE HAD BEEN NO REPORTS OF MISSING PEOPLE IN THAT POPULAR SNORKEL SPOT.
BUT A VERY SAD TASK TOOK PLACE – ALSO ON WEDNESDAY – WHEN THE COAST GUARD RELUCTANTLY CALLED OFF THE SEARCH FOR A LONE SAILOR WHO RADIOED A MAYDAY CALL A WEEK EARLIER.
(FF-CG-VO) (MAYDAY CALL-1)…PIC J: THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE 25-FOOT SAILBOAT, MALIA, AND 67 YEAR-OLD RON INGRAHAM WAS BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY SOUL ABOARD WHEN THE MAYDAY CALL WENT OUT. INGRAHAM HAD SET OUT ON THANKSGIVING DAY FROM KAUNAKAKAI WITH MANELE BAY ON LANAI AS HIS DESTINATION.
FF-CG-VO) USING A SPECIALIZED MAPPING AND TRACKING SYSTEM, THE COAST GUARD FLEW A C-130, A P-3 ORION AND A COAST GUARD CUTTER AREA. AFTER THOIUSANDS OF CROSS-CROSS MILES IN THE ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL CAME THE SECOND MAYDAY CALL. (PLAY CALL)
CON’T VO) EVEN THOUGH IT WAS JUST ABOUT 50 MILES OFF KONA, FINDING A TEAL-COLORED 25 FOOT SAILBOAT IN 15-30 FOOT SEAS WAS MUCH TOUGHER THAN LOOKING FOR A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK.
(ON-CAM) CAPTAIN SHANNON GILREATH, COAST GUARD SECTOR HONOLULU COMMANDER HAD TO MAKE THE HEART-BREAKING CALL TO CALL OFF THE SEARCH. IN THE END, SEARCHERS HAD SCOURED MORE THAN 12,000 SQUARE MILES OF OPEN OCEAN…AN AREA NEARLY TWICE THE SIZE OF THE ENTIRE LAND-MASS OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
J: CRIME DOESN’T PAY…AND THE ACTS OF SOME ACCUSED CRIMINALS SHOWS THAT THEY SHOULD SPEND AT LEAST SOME OF THEIR LOOT ON BRAINIAC LESSONS.
(FF-CG-VO) LET’S SAY YOU’VE STOLEN A CAR, DRIVEN IT DOWN THE LONGEST DEAD-END ROAD ON THE ISLAND WHERE A MAUI POLICE PATROL CAR JUST HAPPENED TO BE CRUISING THE AREA. THAT’S WHAT 33 YEAR-OLD LEEWARD PAGAN OF KIHEI IS ACCUSED OF DOING. THE STOLEN CAR WAS A RENTAL CAR – YOU KNOW – THE KIND WIGTH BUILT-IN G-P-S. WHEN PAGAN SAW THE POLICEMAN, HE TRIED TO DRIVE AWAY…AND, IN THE PROCESS, HIT THE OFFICER WITH AN OPEN CAR DOOR.
ONLY SLIGHTLY INJURED – THANK GOD – THE OFFICER DID THE NEXT THING CXRIMINALS OFTEN FORGET…HE RADIOED AHEAD FOR ASSISTANCE. WHEN PAGAN SAW THE FLASHING BLUE LIGHTS HEADING HIS WAY – AGAIN – ON THE LONGEST DEAD-END ROAD ON MAUI – AND, WHILE TRING TO PULL A U-TURN…HE HIT A TREE…SOMETHING THAT THERE ARE VERY FEW OF ALONG THAT ROAD.
THE SAD COMEDY CONTINUES – BUT, IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, LEEWARD PAGAN TRIED TO RESIST ARREST DSURING A GETAWAY ATTEMPT. THE FINAL TALLY:
ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE; FIRST DEGREE CRIMINAL PROPERTY DAMAGE, UNAUTHORIZED CONTROL OF A PROPELLED VEHICLE…BREAKING AND ENTER THE STOLEN CAR…ANDWHY NOT: DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE. SOUNDING A LITTLE LIKE A MASTERCARD COMMERCIAL…THE PRICE FOR ALL THIS? NOT PRICESSLESS…BUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN BAIL.
(ON-CAM) PAGAN, AS YOU MIGHT GUESS, REMAINS IN CUSTODY. AS I SAID EARLIER, WE DON’T MEAN TO MAKE LIGHT OF WHAT COULD HAVE EAILY TURNED OUT TO BE A DEADLY SITUATION…BUT IT DOES SHOW THAT THE CRIMINAL MINDS ON T-V SEEM A LITTLE SMARTER.
J: THIEVES LAST FRIDAY – THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING, SEEMED TO HAVE AT LEAST A SLIGHTLY BETTER-CONCEIVED PLAN. EARLY THAT MORNING, A 2004 NISSAN PICKUP TRUCK WAS STOLEN IN WAIEHE’E. NOW, WHILE POLICE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED IT WAS THAT EXACT SAME TRUCK, A TRUCK SIMILAR IN AGE, COLOR AND STYLE WAS USED TO SLAM INTO AZ WALL AT TGHE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER, HOOK UP THE TRUCK TO AN AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE BUILT INTO THE WALL, AND DRIVE OFF WITH IT. BROKEN TAIL LIGHT PIECES AND PAINT TRANSFER TELL POLICE POLICE IT COULD BE THE SAME STOLEN PICKUP.
(ON-CAM) MAUI POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP IN BOTH CRIMES…THE LICENSE PLATE ON THE STOLEN PICKUP, BY THE WAY WAS LBE-251. IF YOU HAVE ANY DETAILS, PLEASE CALL THE MPD NON-EMERGENCY LINE AT 808-244-6400.
UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE TERM “REPRESENT” IS FRONT AND CENTER AS MAUI’S DUSTY PAYNE AND GRAINGER LARSEN SHOW THE SURFING WORLD HOW IT’S DONE! WE’LL HAVE THE LATEST UPDATE ON HOW MAUI SURFERS ARE FARING AT THE VANN’S WORLD CUP OF SURFING. IN CURTAIN CALL…ELF IS BIG…REALLY BIG AND PAUL JANES-BROWN SAYS THE ONLY TROUBLE WITH SEEING IT ON MAUI IS THAT THE BATCH OF AVAILABLE TIEKETS IS GETTING SMALL…REALLY SMALL. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS – HOLIDAY HITS GALORE AND THE EVER-PUPULAR MORE. THAT’S ALL AHEAD WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. CHECKING SPORTS, A SERIES OF VERY GOOD NORTH AND NORTHWEST SWELLS HAVE GRACED THE ISLANDS WITH IDEAL CONDITIONS. THE VANS WORLD CUP OF SURFING AT SUNSET BEACH ON O’AHU HAS BEEN DOMINATED BY MAUI STARS.
(FF-CG-VO) WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK LAHAINA’S DUSTY PAYNE WON HIS HEAT AT SUNSET AS DID NAPILI’S GRANGER LARSEN.
(ON-CAM) IAN WALSH FINISHED SECOND IN HIS HEAT…AND KAI BARGER LUST BARELY MISSED OUT IN THIRD PLACE. FORECASTERS SAY THIS COULD BE A GREAT – PERHAPS EVEN EPIC WINTER SURFING SEASON.
(VO) BUT NOT JUST YET. THE BIGGEST SWELL-MAKER IS DUE EAST OF THE PHILIPPINES. SUPER TYPHOON HAGUPIT IS FOLLOWING THE DEADLY TRACK THAT HAYIAN TOOK LAST YEAR. RIGHT NOW, A FEW PROAYERS FOR A SHARP RIGHT TURN BY THAT STORM WOULD CERTAINLY BE APPRECIATED…NOT ONL;Y BY SURFERS – BUT ESPECIALLY BY RESIDENTS OF THE PHILIPPINES.
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J: MAUI ONSTAGE IS PRESENTING ELF THE MUSICAL WITH MUSIC BY MATTHEW SKLAR, LYRICS BY CHAD BEGUELIN, BOOK BY THOMAS MEEHAN AND BOB MARTIN AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATRE PAUL JANES-BROWN WENT TO SEE IF IT IS NAUGHTY OR NICE. HERE’S HIS REVIEW FOR CURTAIN CALL.
PJB: ELF, THE MUSICAL IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS MUSICAL I HAVE SEEN SINCE I CAME TO MAUI IN 1997. I SAW IT ON THE SECOND NIGHT AND IT WAS SO READY FOR PRIME TIME. I CAN’T IMAGINE WHERE IT WILL GO BY THE TIME IT ENDS ITS RUN ON DECEMBER 14.
THIS IS THE MOST AMBITIOUS SHOW THE DASCOULIAS’ HAVE TAKEN ON SINCE THEIR ARRIVAL HERE TO TRANSFORM THE IAO THEATER INTO THE GEM IT HAS BECOME. ALEXIS IS THE DIRECTOR AND HER HUSBAND STEVEN IS HANDLING THE MUSIC. THERE ARE 34 IN THE CAST WITH EVERYONE, BUT THE PRINCIPALS PLAYING MULTIPLE ROLES. IF THEY HAD CAST EVERYONE WITH ONLY ONE ROLE, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE IN THE CAST. THERE ARE A ZILLION COSTUMES, A SEVEN PIECE PIT BAND AND A SET THAT HAS TO BECOME 7 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS INCLUDING THE NORTH POLE, THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, AND ROCKEFELLAR CENTER ICE SKATING RINK TO NAME A FEW.
THEY PULL IT OFF WITH REMARKABLE TEAMWORK AND EXCELLENT PLANNING. THE PRODUCTION TEAM OF CARO WALKER, SET DESIGNER, VIKI AND ROXI NELSON COSTUMES AND MS. DASCOULIAS OBVIOUSLY COLLOBARTED TO MAKE THIS HUGE SHOW WORK SO WELL. THERE ARE 16 SCENES AND VIRTUALLY EVERYONE HAD TONS OF BACKGROUND PEOPLE AS WELL AS SETTING CHANGES. SO WHILE THE SETS WERE BEING CHANGED, PEOPLE WERE ALSO GETTING INTO COSTUME. I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL IN THE DRESSING ROOM AREA.
THE STORY IS ABOUT BUDDY THE ELF WHO HAS BEEN RAISED BY SANTA BECAUSE HE CRAWLED INTO SANTA’S BAG AS AN INFANT. HOWEVER, BUDDY FINDS OUT HE IS A HUMAN AND IS DETERMINED TO FIND HIS FATHER, WHO SANTA HAS INFORMED HIM LIVES IN NYC AND IS ON THE NAUGHTY LIST.
TO SAY THAT BUDDY IS OUT OF PLACE IN NYC. WELL THINK ABOUT IT A 6’2″ ELF LOOKING LIKE THIS WANDERING AROUND NYC.
THE SHOW IS FILLED WITH WONDERFUL SCENES. IN FACT BUDDY REMINDED ME OF POLLYANNA. HE IS JUST SO GOSH DARNED POSITIVE AND UPBEAT ALMOST ALL THE TIME.
AFTER SEEING RICKY JONES IN THIS PART, IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE ANYONE ELSE DOING IT. HE IS BUDDY. HIS UNABASHED ENTHUSIASM, JOY AND DESIRE TO DO ONLY GOOD IS ABSOLUTELY INFECTIOUS AND THE PERFECT SHOW FOR EVERYONE AT CHRISTMAS. MR. JONES IS SO DELIGHTFUL IN EVERY WAY AND HE IS ON STAGE FOR VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE SHOW. HE SINGS, DANCES, AND EMBODY’S BUDDY IN EVERYWAY POSSIBLE. THIS IS A GREAT PERFORMANCE. MR. JONE’S ENERGY LEAPS PAST THE PROSCENIUM TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE AND FILLS THE AUDIENCE WITH THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS. HE IS IRRESISTABLE. I LOVED ALL OF HIS SONGS, BUT I PARTICULARLY LIKED HIS BELL PLAYING. IT WAS A SHOW STOPPER.
MR. JONES GETS GREAT SUPPORT FROM LISA TEICHNER AS MRS. HOBBES, DALE BUTTON AS HIS DAD, WALTER, YOUNG CARVER GLOMB AS BUDDY’S 12 YEAR OLD BROTHER MICHAEL. FRANCIS TAUA’S FOOTBALL WATCHING, SLIGHTLY GROUCHY, SANTA IS SURPRISINGLY, AMONG THE MOST REAL CHARACTERS IN THIS SHOW.
IN FACT, IF THERE IS A DIFFICULTY WITH THIS SHOW, IT IS THE DEGREE TO WHICH ONE HAS TO EXERCISE A GENEROUS DOSE OF WILLING SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF.
AMONG THE STANDOUTS WERE MS. TEICHNER WHO UNVEILED A BROADWAY QUALITY VOICE AND A TERRIFIC OVERALL PERFORMANCE. DALE BUTTON, WHO HAD COME DOWN WITH SOME CRUD PRIOR TO OPENING NIGHT DID YEOMAN’S WORK DESPITE HIS INFIRMED CONDITION. YOUNG MASTER GLOMB, AS MICHAEL WAS FULLY PRESENT AND HIS SINGING WAS STRONG.
AS BUDDY’S PARAMOR JOVIE, HOKU PAVAO’S COQUETTISHNESS SUITED THE CHARACTER PERFECTLY AND SHE IS ANOTHER BROADWAY QUALITY SINGER.
THIS SHOW WAS A REAL FAMILY AFFAIR, BESIDES MR. & MRS. DASCOULIAS, ALL THREE OF CHRIS KEPLER’S DAUGHTERS GOT TO PLAY WITH DADDY, MASTER GLOMB’S SISTER ALSO HAD A PART IN THE SHOW, THE COSTUME DESIGNERS ARE MOTHER DAUGHTER VIKI IS THE MOM AND THE CONCLUSION OF THE SHOW CALLS FOR A BABY AND , GUESS WHAT THE JONES’ HAVE ONE. FINN KAWAIH WAHAOP KUKUI PAVAO JONES MADE HIS THEATRICAL DEBUT.
ONCE AGAIN, BRET MARYNN WULFSON, ALMOST STOLE THE SHOW. AS DEB, MR. HOBBES’ GENERAL FACTOTUM, MS. WULFSON HAS A STAR’S PRESENCE. SHE CREATES MEMORABLE QUIRKY CHARACTERS THAT ARE BOTH LIKABLE AND STAND OUT. SHE SINGS AND TAP DANCES AS WELL. SHE IS THE WHOLE PACKAGE.
STEVEN DASCOULIAS HAS PUT A HIGH QUALITY COMBO PIT BAND, TOGETHER INCLUDING A LIST REED PLAYER JOHN ZANGRANDO, THE GREAT KIM VETTERLLI ON KEYBOARD, MAUI’S BUSIEST TRUMPETER, CODY SARMIENTO WHO IS SOUNDING LIKE DOC SEVERONSEN, JEFF ALFRIEND THE BEST CLARINETIST ON MAUI, PERRY GREGAS ON PERCUSSION, ERIC MOLINA ON STRING BASS AND THE ALWAYS RELIABLE AND ACOMMODATING CLAY LOGUE PLAYING THE SECOND KEYBOARD.
ERIN KAWALIK WAS THE CHOREOGRAPHER AND SHE WAS REALLY BUSY. THE DANCING WAS HUGE AND LOOKED GREAT. I ESPECIALLY LIKED THE TAP DANCE.
THERE ARE SOME TERIFFIC SPECIAL EFFECTS INCLUDING A VIDEO IMAGE OF SANTA FLYING OVER MANHATTAN AND SNOW FLURRIES THAT COMPOUND THE MAGIC.
ELF, THE MUSICAL RUNS AT 7:30 P.M. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, THIS WEEK THROUGH DEC. 14; 2 P.M. SATURDAY, DEC. 6 AND 13; 3 P.M. SUNDAY AND DEC. 14; AND 6 P.M. SUNDAY, DEC. 7, IN THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER. CALL 242-6969 OR ORDER ONLINE AT WWW.MAUIONSTAGE.COM. IT WILL BE A SOLD OUT SHOW I GUARANTEE IT, SO IF YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN YOUR TICKETS YET, YOU BETTER GET THEM QUICK!
THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN, A HUI HOU, NEXT WEEK I’LL HAVE A PREVIEW OF THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL’S FIRST LIGHT ACADEMY SCREENINGS. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TVNEWS.COM RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
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J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS – A RUNDOWN OF SOME OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS TO SEE AND DO ON MAUI.
“ELF,” IS A NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC…HISTORICALLY SPEAKING. PAUL JANES-BROWN LOVED IT AND SAYS YOU WILL TOO. THE LIVE PERFORMANCES RUN THIS WEEKEND THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER. CLICK THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS BECAUSE – PAUL SAYS – IT WILL SELL OUT.
AN ANNUAL FAVORITE, HOLIDAY POPS WILL POP UP AGAIN THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 3 P.M. IN THE CASTLE THEATER. IN ADDITION TO LOTS OF CHRISTMAS TUNES, THE CONCERT WILL ALSO FEATURE FAVORITES FROM PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, SHOWBOAT, AND MORE. TICKETS RANGE FROM 15 TO 50 DOLLARS.
EVEN THOUGH HAWAII HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN A U.S. STATE SINCE 1959…THE NAME HAS NEVER CHANGED FOR THE ANNUAL MUSICAL FAVORITE TITLED, “A TERRITORIAL CHRISTMAS.” THIS SPECIAL MUSIC AND DANCE EVENT IS COMING UP THIS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, STARTING AT 5:30 AT THE MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION. THE MAUI NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS HOSTING THE 50S-THEMED EVENT THAT WILL INCLUDE PERFORMANCES BY MELE FONG, RICHARD TOM…EVEN A TERRITORIAL-ERA HAWAIIAN FASHION SHOW. NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHAMBER MEMBERS PAY JUST 25 DOLLAS…AND ADMISSION IS OPEN TO EVERYONE FOR 30 DOLLARS AT THE DOOR FOR TUESDAY’S HOLIDAY EVENT AT MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION. VISIT MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
SUP? IT USED TO BE AN ABBREVIATION. IT USED TO BE JUST A QUESTION. NOW IT’S A WORLD-CHANGING WATERSPORT EVENT A NEW FILM, THE SUP MOVIE WILL PREMIERE ON MAUI NEXT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT 7 P.M. IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MACC. THE LIKES OF SUPER-SUP STARS INCLUDING KAI LENNY, LAIRD HAMILTON, NOA GINELLA, BUZZY KERBOX AND MORE TRAVEL THE WORLD TO SEE WHAT’S SUP IN PLACES LIKE FIJI, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, THE MALDIVES…AND EVEN FAR-OFF MAUI. TICKETS FOR THE 7 P.M. PREMIERE AT THE MACC’S CASTLE THEATER ARE JUST 12 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS – SEVEN DOLLARS FOR KEIKI.
IT WOULDN’T BE KALIKIMAKA WITHOUT THE NUTCRACKER, WOULD IT? MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY RENDITION OF “NUTCRACKER SWEETS” IS COMING UP NEXT SATURDAY IN THE CASTLE THEATER FOR JUST TWO SHOWS – ONE AT 2 P.M., THE OTHER AT 7 P.M.. SOME 150 OF MAPA’S FINEST YOUN – AND SEASONED ARTISTS WILL FILL THE CASTLE THEATER STAGE. TICKETS ARE JUST 22 DOLLARS – 18 DOLLARS FOR AGES 18 AND UNDER.
FOR DETAILS ON EVERYTHING WE’VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE’LL BE BACK TO WRAP US THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.
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HONOLULU – A man is safe after being rescued from a disabled boat approximately 46 miles southwest of Kahoolawe, Maui, Saturday.
At 10:15 a.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received notification from a friend of the vessel’s operator reporting that the 19-foot boat was disabled. The mariner contacted his friend using a cell phone. An approximate position was determined using information form the cell phone call.
An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Rush were diverted to search. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched from Air Station Barbers Point and a 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew launched from Station Maui.
The disabled boat was spotted at 7:06 p.m. when the Hercules aircrew noticed the mariner waving a flashlight. The airplane crew passed the boat’s position to the Dolphin helicopter crew. The Dolphin crew arrived at 7:26 p.m. and deployed a rescue swimmer. The rescue swimmer and passenger were safely hoisted at 7:50 p.m.
At 8:29 p.m., the man was safely transferred to awaiting EMS at Kahului Airport in stable condition.
On-scene conditions were seas of more than ten feet and 40 mph winds.
The vessel remains adrift and the Coast Guard is issuing a broadcast notice to mariners notifying them of the hazard to navigation.
Maritime accidents can occur quickly and without warning to even the most experienced mariners. Mariners should ensure they have all appropriate safety equipment aboard and know how to use it. This includes a VHF marine band radio, flares and life jackets that can greatly increase the chances of survival in an emergency. The Coast Guard recommends mariners not rely on cell phones for emergency communications as they can be unreliable offshore. VHF radios allow communication with all vessels in an area increasing the chance that a distress call will be received.
For more information on recommended safety equipment visit www.uscgboating.org.
A young Maui woman is in pain – but should recover completely – after a fall in Upcountry Maui Today.
Maui Fire and Rescue Fire Engine 5 and Kahului Rescue 10 responded to a 1:08 p.m. Mountain Rescue at the Waihou Springs Trail in Olinda, where a 21 year-old local female fell off the trail to the bottom of a rocky out dried out river bed. The young lady fell about 20 feet off the side of the trail near the area known as the Caves, while hiking with friends. She sustained severe pain and discomfort to her ribs which made it difficult for her to breath and move.
Rescue crews used a single wheeled basket to hike her, approximately one mile, back up the steep, switch-back trail. Maui Paramedics were waiting at the top of the trail and transported her to Maui Memorial Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for 67-year-old Ron Ingraham who has been missing since Thursday after he placed a mayday call at 8:03 a.m. saying his vessel was taking on water and in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona. In all, nearly 60 missions were launched by air and sea between Maui and the Big Island. Crews criss-crossed an area nearly twice the size of the state of Hawai’i.
“The suspension of an active search and rescue case without definitive resolution is one of the most difficult command decisions a commanding officer has to make,” said Capt. Shannon Gilreath, Sector Commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “We have exhausted all available resources in our efforts to locate Mr. Ingraham but, pending further developments, I have have decided to suspend the active search.”
Coast Guard and Navy crews conducted an extensive search of the area, flying 59 sorties and covering approximately 12,000 square miles since Thursday.
Involved in the search were MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews and HC-130 Hercules airplane crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point along with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ahi, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Honolulu and a Navy P-3 Orion crew from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.
During the course of those flights, Coast Guard HC-130 crews deployed a self-locating datum marker buoy to gather critical information for the development of search areas. To calculate search areas in the complex currents of the Hawaiian Islands, watchstanders use the Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System.
SAROPS is a software system that uses simulated particles generated by users in a graphical interface. These particles are then influenced by environmental data to provide information on search object drift. Using information on a point of origin and local currents, it calculates the most likely area to find a person in the water.
The 67-year-old Ingraham is believed to be the sole person aboard the 25-foot sailing vessel Malia which departed Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai, to Manele Bay, Lanai.
A friend of Ingraham called Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center Friday and cited Tuesday, November 25th as the last time he spoke with him.
Watchstanders at Sector Honolulu Command Center received the mayday call over VHF radio channel 16 at 8:03 a.m. Thursday. Ingraham reported flooding on his boat and provided a GPS position approximately 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona near Alenuihaha Channel before communications were lost.
While devoting all available assets in a sea search for a Moloka’i mariner, Coast Guard and Maui Fire and Rescue crews diverted for a search after reports of swimmers in distress off Olowalu Sunday in West Maui.
At 12:50 p.m., a caller reported that four swimmers were in distress about 500 yard offshore at Mile Marker 14 (between the two palm trees) at Olowaku along Honoapi’ilani Highway, an extremely popular snorkel spot. Maui Fire Department units Engine 3, Ladder 3, Rescue Boat 10 and Air-1 and Ocean Safety’s Rescue water craft, JS-3 responded. The caller stated the parties were last seen about 500 yards from shore, and that they had not seen anyone emerge from that area.
Rescue units arrived on scene and began a search. Air-1 and Rescue Boat 3 launched an ocean search. Maui Police officers also on scene began canvassing the shore. Coast Guard responded with two vessels and a helicopter diverted from a search off the Big Island. A high wind advisory and high surf advisory were both in effect at the time – adding to the difficulty of the search.
Crews conducted the search until 6 p.m., then suspended the search, pending receipt of further information. No one reported or confirmed anyone missing. The Coast Guard helicopter returned to the Big Island search for missing mariner Ron Ingraham.
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