Search Resumes After Man Falls Into Nakalele Blowhole
By Wendy Osher
*** Updated story now posted at the following link: http://mauinow.com/2011/07/11/search-suspended-for-man-who-fell-into-maui-blowhole/
Crews from the Maui Fire Department returned to the West Coast of Maui today to search for a 44-year-old California man who fell into the Nakalele blowhole over the weekend.
The incident was reported at around 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Witnesses saw the man fall into the blowhole after he was knocked down by a wave, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
Search and rescue crews were on scene until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday; resumed their search at 6 a.m. on Sunday; and again at first light today.
Responding units included Engine 11, Ladder 3, Rescue 10, Air1, JS11A, JS11B, Ocean Safety 1, the Maui Police Department, and MPD Chaplin Brown.