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Justiin Joshua Waiki

Suspect in police murder is killed in South Point gunfight

On (July 20), acting on information received on suspect Justin Waiki, police responded to the area of South Point in the Kaʻū district.

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Swimmer rescued at South Point landing Monday afternoon

Fire/rescue responded to a 3:56 p.m. alarm Monday (April 2) to South Point for a swimmer in distress. Crews arrive to find a woman in her 30s hanging onto a ladder at the boat mooring area of South Point with minor scrapes to her legs. A firefighter entered the water to provide a rescue buoy […]

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Man dead of possible drowning after South Point cliff jump

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the death of a 23-year old male Peruvian National who died in the waters off of South Point Landing. Hawaiʻi Island Police received an E-911 call concerning two distressed swimmers off of South Point Landing at about 2:09 PM on February 5, 2018 (Monday). When emergency responders arrived, an HFD […]

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Man drowns as swimmers get into trouble at South Point

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:59 p.m. alarm Monday (Feb 5) to South Point Landing in Ka‘u for, a man and woman in their 20s, swimmers in distress. By the time rescuers arrived the woman was abe to make it to shore with minor scrapes to her legs but she had lost sight of the […]

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Fire burns over 1,000 acres near South Point in Ka‘u

Fire/rescue crews answered a 2:31 p.m. alarm Sunday (June 1) to the Ka‘alu‘alu area of South Point for a brushfire. The brushfire originated near Ka‘alu‘alu Bay and was quickly pushed by tradewinds in a Northwest direction. About 1.5 hours after report of the fire the area burned was 421 acres.

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Search ends for missing fisherman at South Point

Hawaii County Fire Department crews suspended the search for a fisherman who fell into the ocean at South Point Sunday night (Jan 13). A rescue boat, Chopper One and ground crews reportedly found nothing of the fisherman Thursday (Jan 17). Earlier in the week a Coast Guard plane, cutter and helicopter along with a National […]

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Search continues for missing fisherman at South Point Tuesday (Jan 15)

Fire department crews spent another day searching for a 67 year-old man who fell about 20 feet into the ocean at South Point while night fishing Sunday (Jan 13). The fisherman was last seen about 50 yards offshore in the darkness before witnesses lost sight of him. Today at dawn ground crews, a rescue boat […]

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Fisherman falls off South Point cliff, lost in ocean Sunday (Jan 13)

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, a National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter along with Hawaii County fire department’s Chopper One continued the search for a missing fisherman off South Point Monday (Jan 14).

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Over 6,500 HELCO customers lose power after Hawi wind farm trips offline Saturday (Jan 5)

At 7:10 a.m. this morning, Hawi Renewable Development Wind Farm tripped offline, causing power interruptions to approximately 6,542 customers in Pepeekeo, South Point, and various parts of Kona. Additional HELCO generation was started and service to all customers was restored within 3 minutes. The cause of the interruption is still under investigation.

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Police seek identity of body found at a campsite in Ka‘u

Big Island police are trying to determine the identity of a body found over the weekend at a secluded Kaʻū beach. Around 10:27 a.m. Saturday (November 3), a boater who landed at Waikini Beach north of South Point reported discovering human remains at a campsite.

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Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation in connection with a 29-year-old man whose body was found Monday morning after he was swept out to sea Saturday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Ceasare Moses of Pāhala.

Body of lost Pahala fisherman recovered Monday morning

Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation in connection with a 29-year-old man whose body was found Monday morning after he was swept out to sea Saturday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Ceasare Moses of Pāhala.

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A C-130 takes off from Barbers Point, Oahu. (File Photo courtesy of USCG)

Search for missing fisherman off South Point continues

Fire/rescue crews along with a Coast Guard cutter and aircraft continued their search Sunday morning (June 3) for a fisherman swept into the ocean at South Point in Ka‘u Saturday. The man was hit by a wave while retrieving a fish net Saturday and was last seen 200 yeards off-shore by witnesses.

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 2:49 p.m. alarm Sunday (June 2) to South Point for a missing fisherman off-shore the South Point lighthouse in Ka‘u.

The fisherman was reported to have been using a 'throw net' and was swept into the ocean by a wave in rough ocean conditions.

Fisherman is swept into ocean at South Point Saturday (June 2)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 2:49 p.m. alarm Sunday (June 2) to South Point for a missing fisherman off-shore the South Point lighthouse in Ka‘u. The fisherman was reported to have been using a ‘throw net’ and was swept into the ocean by a wave in rough ocean conditions.

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Kamahoa Road in Ka‘u closed to traffic due to downed utility lines Tuesday (March 13)

Kamahoa Road in Ka‘u closed to traffic due to downed utility lines Tuesday (March 13)

MEDIA RELEASE Police report a portion of Kamahoa Road in Ka‘u is closed to traffic from Highway 11 to Wakea Street due to downed utility lines. Access to Discovery Harbor is detoured through South Point Road. (UPDATED 8:06 a.m. 3/14/12) Police report Kamaoa Road is open to traffic as of 7:15 a.m.

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