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Man in critical condition after tumble into the Wailuku River

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:57 p.m. alarm Sunday (July 30) to the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River for an injured man. Crews arrived to find that a 44-year-old man had slipped, struck his head and fallen into the river. The man’s family described the area where he fell and Chopper One flew […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have identified remains found last month in the Wailuku River as those of a woman who was last seen swimming near that area last year.

The remains were found in a tide pool of the Wailuku River on February 14.

Dental comparison determined that the remains were those of 62-year-old Jolee Reiswig of Kailua-Kona. Reiswig was last seen in Hilo in the early evening hours on September 14, 2015. She had been swimming with a companion in a location known as Boiling Pots.

Police ID remains found in Wailuku River as missing swimmer from September 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified remains found last month in the Wailuku River as those of a woman who was last seen swimming near that area last year. The remains were found in a tide pool of the Wailuku River on February 14. Dental comparison determined that the remains were those of 62-year-old Jolee Reiswig […]

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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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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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Puna man apparently drowns at Boiling Pots Thursday (Feb 5)

A Puna man apparently drowned Thursday (February 5) at Boiling Pots in Hilo. In response to a 5:13 p.m. call, police responded to Boiling Pots, where Fire Department rescue personnel located a submerged man, who was unresponsive, and attempted unsuccessfully to revive him.

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A man hiking near one of the waterfalls at Boiling Pots slipped and fell off a trail onto rocks seriously injuring himself Tuesday afternoon (March 1).

Fire/rescue units were called on scene via 911 at 2 p.m. and used the fire department's Chopper One to locate and airlift the victim via a long line from the fall area to a medic unit in the parking lot. The man suffered possible head and leg injuries in the fall and was transported to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition.

Man in serious condition after slipping off trail near waterfall

A man hiking near one of the waterfalls at Boiling Pots slipped and fell off a trail onto rocks seriously injuring himself Tuesday afternoon (March 1). Fire/rescue units were called on scene via 911 at 2 p.m. and used the fire department’s Chopper One to locate and airlift the victim via a long line from […]

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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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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

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

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