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Police ID body found in Wailuku River as woman who drowned in January

Hawaii Island police have confirmed the identity of a body that was found in the Wailuku River on (February 25), as 28-year-old Kelly Mrowinski, of Chicago. Mrowinski and a male co-worker were swept into the Wailuku River by an apparent flash flood on (January 26). The male was able to swim to shore, however, after […]

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Police seek to identify body of female recovered from Wailuku River

Big Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found floating in the Wailuku River in Hilo on Saturday, (February 24)). The Hawaiʻi Fire Department helicopter and rescue personnel located the body, however, due to the extreme river conditions from heavy rains, the recovery was not made until the next day. The body appeared […]

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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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Crews discontinue search for woman missing in Wailuku River floodwaters

The Hawaii County Fire Department has discontinued their search for a woman swept away in Wailuku River floodwaters on January 26, 2018 near Piihonua Falls. The search included many hours with ground crews, dive teams and helicopter crews until Monday (Feb 5). The search was performed from Piihonua Falls down the Wailuku River to Hilo […]

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Hikers swept into Wailuku River by flash flood, woman still missing

Fire/rescue responded to a 6:04 p.m. alarm Friday (Jan 26) to the Piihonua Falls area in Hilo for a hiker swept away in a flash flood. A male and female were hiking above Piihonua Falls when a flash flood swept both into the quickly rising Wailuku River. The male was able to make it to […]

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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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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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Two injured swimmers rescued from Wailuku River Saturday (May 20)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:41 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 20) to the Wailuku River near Piihonua Bridge for two injured swimmers in distress. Three swimmers were swept by the river currents over the Piihonua diversion dam into the waters below just above Piihonua Bridge. Two of the swimmers suffered injuries to their legs.

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Sewage spill into Wailuku River leads to closing of Hilo Bay beach parks

The Dept. of Environmental Management reports a sewage spill occurred earlier today along Waianuenue Avenue and entered the Wailuku River in Hilo. Work crews have cleared the blockage and water quality testing is being conducted. At this time, Hilo Bay and all parks within the break wall area are closed. Residents and visitors in the […]

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An 18-year-old man died Wednesday (October 7) after being swept down the Wailuku River in Hilo.

He has been identified as Kevin Jay Ishikawa of Hilo.

In response to a 3:34 p.m. call, police learned that Ishikawa had been crossing the river after swimming with three friends near the Piʻihonua Bridge, when he was swept down stream.

Man dead after swimming accident in Wailuku River

An 18-year-old man died Wednesday (October 7) after being swept down the Wailuku River in Hilo. He has been identified as Kevin Jay Ishikawa of Hilo. In response to a 3:34 p.m. call, police learned that Ishikawa had been crossing the river after swimming with three friends near the Piʻihonua Bridge, when he was swept […]

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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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Wailuku River swimmer still missing after three days of searching

Rescue crews spent a third day searching for a 62-year-old woman swept away while swimming in the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River. Searchers began at daybreak on Wednesday (Sept 16) searching the river and river banks by land and air. Searchers in the water were only able to search river eddies near the […]

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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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