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Autopsy to be conducted on body recovered from Rainbow Falls Saturday (March 31)

Big Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found floating in the area of Rainbow Falls in Hilo on Saturday, (March 31). The Hawaiʻi Fire Department helicopter and rescue personnel located and recovered the body, which was turned over to police.

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The Hawaii County Fire Department Chopper One airlifted divers in and out of the Wailuku River Saturday morning (March 31) Crews spent a second day searching for a missing swimmer. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Crews locate body of missing swimmer Saturday (March 31)

Fire dispatch reported that rescue divers found the missing swimmer’s body underwater at 10:02 a.m. Saturday (March 31) in the pool area below Rainbow Falls. Chopper One was able to airlift the body and the scene was turned over to the police. The park was re-opened to visitors.

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Swimmer goes missing at Rainbow Falls Friday (March 30)

Fire/rescue responded to a 5:48 p.m. alarm Friday (March 30) to Rainbow Falls in Hilo for a missing swimmer in the Wailuku River. Fire dispatch reports four people went swimming in the pond below the falls when one of the swimmers, a 20-year-old man, appeard tired, he slipped underwater, and did not surface. The three […]

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Female body recovered from Wailuku River after going over Rainbow Falls

Fire/rescue crews recovered a person who was swept over Rainbow Falls on Saturday (Feb 24) in Hilo. At 2 p.m. Saturday witnesses saw a body swept over the falls and observed it floating face down on the Wailuku River. The river was turbulent and swollen from days of heavy rainfall. Crews in the fire department’s […]

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Hawai`i Island Police are investigating the possible drowning of a 62-year-old woman and is searching for a 61-year-old man after they were swept down the Wailuku River. 

At 12:39 p.m., Saturday, (November 25), police and fire personnel responded to the Rainbow Falls State Park for a report of a couple who fell into the water while crossing the river above the falls.

Victim swept away in Wailuku River identified as California woman

Hawai`i Island Police are investigating the possible drowning of a 62-year-old woman and is searching for a 61-year-old man after they were swept down the Wailuku River. At 12:39 p.m., Saturday, (November 25), police and fire personnel responded to the Rainbow Falls State Park for a report of a couple who fell into the water […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:40 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 25) to the Wailuku River upstream from Rainbow Falls in Hilo for a missing male and female swept into the waters.

Witnesses reported seeing a male and female having difficulty swimming in the Wailuku River about 100 yards upstream from Rainbow Falls. The witnesses said they saw the two go under the water and did not surface.

Search and rescue operations at Rainbow Falls for missing people

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:40 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 25) to the Wailuku River upstream from Rainbow Falls in Hilo for a missing male and female swept into the waters. Witnesses reported seeing a male and female having difficulty swimming in the Wailuku River about 100 yards upstream from Rainbow Falls. The witnesses said […]

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Injured jumper at Rainbow Falls is airlifted to hospital

Fire/rescue crews answered a 2:49 p.m. alarm Friday (Feb 3) to Rainbow Falls for a person who jumped off the top of the waterfall area which is about 80 feet above the pond below.

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Two women jump off Rainbow Falls, one injured

Fire/rescue responded to a 1:08 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Jan 12) to Rainbow Falls for a woman who was injured after jumping off the waterfall. Fire dispatch reports that bystanders saw two women in their 20s jump off the 80-foot tall Rainbow Falls. One woman was injured after the jump. Both women were helped to the […]

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Remnants of Hilda bring heavy rain to Hawaii Island, Flash Flood Watch in effect

The remnants of Hilda are moving over Hawaii Island producing heavy rainfall a flash flood watch is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday (Aug 15). There may be thunderstorms, mudslides and streams overflowing their banks.

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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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Fire/Rescue, Hazmat crews and police were called to the scene of an 'acid bomb' which had detonated at Rainbow Falls Park Wednesday morning.

Acid bombs at Rainbow Falls Park

Fire/Rescue, Hazmat crews and police were called to the scene of an ‘acid bomb’ which had detonated at Rainbow Falls Park Wednesday morning.

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