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Pohoiki Boat Ramp and the new black sand beaches. DLNR Photo

DLNR visits Pohoiki Boat Ramp to determine if it can be reopened

The formerly popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp area, along the lower Puna coast, shows no damage to the ramp itself. However, an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of black sand, deposited during the recent East Rift Zone eruption.

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Tyson Keola Lewi

Police charge second man with attempted murder in Pohoiki shooting

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 36-year-old Tyson K. Lewi in connection with the shooting incident in Puna (July 30). On (August 2), at 1:00 p.m., police charged Lewi with first degree attempted murder, two counts of second degree attempted murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony and two counts of […]

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Rodney E. Wilbur Sr.

Police charge man with attempted murder in Pohoiki shooting Sunday (July 30)

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 49-year-old Rodney E. Wilbur Sr., in connection with the shooting incident in Puna on Sunday (July 30). On (August 1), at 2:45 p.m., police charged Wilbur with second degree attempted murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, ownership (of a firearm) prohibited and permit to […]

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Tyson Keola Lewi

Police arrest another man in connection with a shooting in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 36-year-old Puna man in connection with the ongoing investigation into a shooting incident in Puna Sunday (July 30). On (July 31), at 3 p.m., Tyson Keola Lewi was taken into custody without incident at the Pāhoa Police Station. He was arrested for first degree assault and taken to the […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a female visitor from California who apparently drowned Tuesday (September 6) at 4 p.m. in waters at Pohoiki Beach.

The victim has been identified as 70-year-old Nancy Peacock of Martinez, California.

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Possible drowning at Pohoiki Beach Tuesday (Sept 6)

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a female visitor from California who apparently drowned Tuesday (September 6) at 4 p.m. in waters at Pohoiki Beach. The victim has been identified as 70-year-old Nancy Peacock of Martinez, California. Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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Boris Ivanovich Vereshak

Police charge Pahoa man in Pohoiki stabbing

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the Pāhoa man who was arrested last week following a stabbing in Pohoiki. At 6 p.m. Friday (October 9), 61-year-old Boris Ivanovich Vereshak (previously identified as Boris Yarmolyk) was charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. His bail was set at $10,000.

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Pahoa man in serious condition after being stabbed multiple times

One man is in the hospital and another is in police custody following a dispute that turned violent Wednesday evening (October 7) in Pohoiki. In response to an 8:15 p.m. call, Puna Patrol officers learned that two men had been arguing outside a home on the 13-0800 block of Pohoiki Road when they got into […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public for any information about a large affray and the discharge of a firearm Sunday afternoon (June 28) at the Pohoiki boat ramp in Puna.

Police seek information about large fight and gunshot at Pohoiki boat ramp

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public for any information about a large affray and the discharge of a firearm Sunday afternoon (June 28) at the Pohoiki boat ramp in Puna.

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Search for missing fisherman at Pohoiki Bay ends

Search and rescue crews concluded their final day of searching for a missing fisherman, Charles Rosecranes, Saturday (Oct 4). Rosecranes was swept off his boat 1 a.m. Wednesday (Oct 1) into Pohoiki Bay. Rosencranes was making engine repairs to the 15-foot boat he and a friend were operating when he fell overboard. Rosecranes was last […]

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Pohoiki Boat Ramp. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Teenage surfer survives shark attack off Puna coastline Sunday (Aug 18)

Rescue crews responded to a 1:38 p.m. alarm Sunday (Aug 18) to the Pohoiki Boat Ramp for a shark attack victim. Crews arrived to find a 16-year-old boy being treated by life guards at the Pohoiki Boat Ramp. The victim had been surfing in an area known as ‘Dead Trees’ when he was attacked from […]

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Big Island residents enjoy the Pohoiki Boat Launch Ramp after repairs were completed in May. (Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office)

Smoother launch for boaters from the Pohoiki ramp

The rough section of the road adjoining the Pohoiki concrete boat launch ramp will be resurfaced Tuesday July 16 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. by the Department of Public Works, Highway Maintenance division. The  ramp will remain open and boaters should plan for delays. Resurfacing could continue the next day Wednesday […]

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The Pohoiki PV Solar Farm in Puna. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Farming the sun in Pohoiki, Puna

A new farm was blessed Saturday (March 23) in Puna but unlike farms using the soil beneath our feet it harvests the power of the sun above our heads at the Pohoiki Photovoltaic Solar Farm.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:05 a.m. alarm Thursday (May 10) for a possible drowning at 'Birdshacks' surf spot in Pohoiki.

Lifeguards reported that the man was surfing, fell off his board and did not surface. Lifeguards brought the man to shore and started CPR. Rescue crews arrived and continued CPR then transported the victim to Hilo Medical Center where the man was pronounced dead.

Surfer apparently drowns at Pohoiki Thursday morning (May 10)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:05 a.m. alarm Thursday (May 10) for a possible drowning at ‘Birdshacks’ surf spot in Pohoiki. Lifeguards reported that the man was surfing, fell off his board and did not surface. Lifeguards brought the man to shore and started CPR. Rescue crews arrived and continued CPR then transported the victim […]

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Diver dead of a possible drowning off the Puna coastline Sunday (May 6)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:09 a.m. alarm for a possible drowning victim aboard a boat Sunday morning (May 6) off the Puna coastline.

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