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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

MEDIA RELEASE 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 […]

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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)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff 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 according to witnesses before being pulled to land by bystanders […]

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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.

Volcano Watch: Columnar jointing provides clues to cooling history of lava flows

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) 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. There are many interesting geologic […]

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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

By Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7 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. Fire/rescue crews have been searching daily since April 6. Ritzel’s body was airlifted via helicopter […]

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After another day of fruitless searching for missing swimmer Ryan Ritzel, the Fire Department now plans to halt full-time efforts.

Full-time search for missing Wailuku River swimmer ends

Get the Flash Player to see this video. Mobile version of video Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7 After another day of fruitless searching for missing swimmer Ryan Ritzel, the Fire Department now plans to halt full-time efforts. Ritzel, 24 and a cruise ship worker, went missing Tuesday, April 6 while swimming with co-workers […]

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Fire/rescue crews continued the search for missing swimmer Ryan J. Ritzel Thursday (April 8) in the Wailuku River. Crews searched from Boiling Pots to Hilo Bay along the Wailuku River.

Search for missing swimmer continues Thursday (April 8)

Get the Flash Player to see this video. Mobile version of video Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7 Fire/rescue crews continued the search all day Thursday (April 8) for missing swimmer Ryan J. Ritzel in the Wailuku River. Crews searched from Boiling Pots to Hilo Bay along the Wailuku River. Ground teams searched ponds […]

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No sign Wednesday in search for missing swimmer in Wailuku River; search to continue Thursday morning

Swimmer missing at Boiling Pots area of Wailuku River

UPDATED (9:30 p.m. 4/7/10) Fire/rescue crews resumed their search for missing swimmer Ryan J. Ritzel Wednesday morning (April 7). Divers searched the waters of the Wailuku, while a helicopter continued an aerial search of the area down to Reeds Island. Divers were being cautious of the turbulent waters of the Wailuku River as a flash […]

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Two rescued from Wailuku River

Two rescued from Wailuku River

MEDIA RELEASE The Fire Department reports it conducted a swift water rescue Monday evening after two people got in trouble in Wailuku River. Fire/rescue crews spotted and rescued two men – ages 23 and 26 – who were trapped in the waters off Piikea Street. In addition to an engine, a medic unit and three […]

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