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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:41 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 20) to the Wailuku River near Piihonua Bridge for two injured swimmers in distress.

Three swimmers were swept by the river currents over the Piihonua diversion dam into the waters below just above Piihonua Bridge. Two of the swimmers suffered injuries to their legs.

Two injured swimmers rescued from Wailuku River Saturday (May 20)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:41 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 20) to the Wailuku River near Piihonua Bridge for two injured swimmers in distress. Three swimmers were swept by the river currents over the Piihonua diversion dam into the waters below just above Piihonua Bridge. Two of the swimmers suffered injuries to their legs.

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Wastewater spill closes Hilo Bay. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Sewage spill into Wailuku River leads to closing of Hilo Bay beach parks

The Dept. of Environmental Management reports a sewage spill occurred earlier today along Waianuenue Avenue and entered the Wailuku River in Hilo. Work crews have cleared the blockage and water quality testing is being conducted. At this time, Hilo Bay and all parks within the break wall area are closed. Residents and visitors in the […]

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An 18-year-old man died Wednesday (October 7) after being swept down the Wailuku River in Hilo.

He has been identified as Kevin Jay Ishikawa of Hilo.

In response to a 3:34 p.m. call, police learned that Ishikawa had been crossing the river after swimming with three friends near the Piʻihonua Bridge, when he was swept down stream.

Man dead after swimming accident in Wailuku River

An 18-year-old man died Wednesday (October 7) after being swept down the Wailuku River in Hilo. He has been identified as Kevin Jay Ishikawa of Hilo. In response to a 3:34 p.m. call, police learned that Ishikawa had been crossing the river after swimming with three friends near the Piʻihonua Bridge, when he was swept […]

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Rescue crews spent the day searching for a 62-year-old woman who was swept away while swimming by currents on Monday (Sept 14) at the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River.

No sign of missing Boiling Pots swimmer on fifth day of search

Rescue crews spent the day searching for a 62-year-old woman who was swept away while swimming by currents on Monday (Sept 14) at the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River.

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Hawaii County Fire Department crews spent a fourth day searching for a missing swimmer in the Wailuku River in Hilo Friday (Sept 18).

The 62-year-old woman swept away while swimming in the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River on Monday (Sept 14).

Fourth day of searching fails to locate missing Boiling Pots swimmer

Hawaii County Fire Department crews spent a fourth day searching for a missing swimmer in the Wailuku River in Hilo Friday (Sept 18). The 62-year-old woman swept away while swimming in the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River on Monday (Sept 14).

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Wailuku River swimmer still missing after three days of searching

Rescue crews spent a third day searching for a 62-year-old woman swept away while swimming in the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River. Searchers began at daybreak on Wednesday (Sept 16) searching the river and river banks by land and air. Searchers in the water were only able to search river eddies near the […]

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Rescue crews spent a second day Tuesday (Sept 15) at Wailuku River Boiling Pots State Park in search of a missing swimmer.

The 62-year-old woman was last seen at 5:30 p.m. Monday (Sept 14) in the upper pond area of the Boiling Pots floating on an inflatable tube. The woman fell off and was unable to make it to the river bank.

Wailuku River swimmer still missing after second day of searching

Rescue crews spent a second day Tuesday (Sept 15) at Wailuku River Boiling Pots State Park in search of a missing swimmer. The 62-year-old woman was last seen at 5:30 p.m. Monday (Sept 14) in the upper pond area of the Boiling Pots floating on an inflatable tube. The woman fell off and was unable […]

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Woman missing after being washed away at Wailuku River’s Boiling Pots

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:50 p.m. alarm Monday (Sept 14) to Wailuku River Boiling Pots State Park for a missing swimmer. A witness said he was swimming in the upper pond at Boiling Pots with a 62-year-old woman when both began to be pulled downstream by the fast-moving current. Both attempted to swim towards […]

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A Big Island man died Saturday after jumping into the Wailuku River in Hilo.

He has been identified as 23-year-old Joseph Tancredi of Hilo.

South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 6:30 p.m. report of a drowning in an area of the river just above Rainbow Falls.

Tancredi’s acquaintances were attempting to revive him with cardiopulmonary resuscitation when officers arrived. He had reportedly jumped into a tide pool about 1/8-mile from the river bank and been held under water by white wash for about two minutes.

Drowning Hilo man pulled from Wailuku River Saturday dies

A Big Island man died Saturday after jumping into the Wailuku River in Hilo. He has been identified as 23-year-old Joseph Tancredi of Hilo. South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 6:30 p.m. report of a drowning in an area of the river just above Rainbow Falls. Tancredi’s acquaintances were attempting to revive him with […]

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Hawaii County fire/rescue responded to a 6:28 p.m. alarm to rescue a swimmer in the Wailuku River about .5 miles upstream of Rainbow Falls Saturday (March 17).

A 23 year-old man had been submerged for about two minutes in the river before being pulled to shore by bystanders who then started CPR. Due to the inaccessiblity of the area the fire deparment helicopter airlifted the victim via billy pugh net for transport to Hilo Medical Center.

Drowning man pulled from Wailuku River, in critical condition Saturday (March 17)

Hawaii County fire/rescue responded to a 6:28 p.m. alarm to rescue a swimmer in the Wailuku River about .5 miles upstream of Rainbow Falls Saturday (March 17). A 23 year-old man had been submerged for about two minutes in the river before being pulled to shore by bystanders who then started CPR. Due to the […]

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Above Hilo’s iconic Rainbow Falls on the Wailuku River is Boiling Pots. This area, named for the many “potholes” in the river bed, churns and roils after a hard rain in the mountains.

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Above Hilo’s iconic Rainbow Falls on the Wailuku River is Boiling Pots. This area, named for the many “potholes” in the river bed, churns and roils after a hard rain in the mountains.

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The body of missing swimmer Ryan Ritzel was recovered Sunday morning (April 11) after being located by the fire department helicopter crew near the area of the Wailuku River where he was last seen.

Body of missing swimmer Ritzel recovered from Wailuku River

The body of missing swimmer Ryan Ritzel was recovered Sunday morning (April 11) after being located by the fire department helicopter crew near the area of the Wailuku River where he was last seen.

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