Kealakekua search update, Sunday July 8

[FMP poster=”http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/southkona/VIDEOsouthkona.jpg” width=”280″ height=”153″]http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/2012/07july/0706kealakekua.mp4[/FMP] NAPOOPOO, Hawaii: The search continues for a 15 year old boy who was swept out to sea by large waves at Ka’awaloa near Kealakekua Bay. The Coast Guard Hawaii identified the missing boy as Tyler Madoff of White Plains, New York. The boy was with a guided kayak tour while traveling […]

VIDEO: Waves sweep New York boy to sea in Hawaii, another injured

Helicopter searches as waves crash around Kaawaloa

KAAWALOA, Hawaii: A tragic situation is unfolding at Ka’awaloa near Kealakekua Bay. One visiting 15-year old boy has been hospitalized and another 15-year old boy is missing following a public accident at the Ka’awaloa Light House on July 4th. The Coast Guard Hawaii identified the missing boy as Tyler Madoff of White Plains, New York. […]

VIDEO: South Kona CIP changes could benefit Napoopoo and Milolii

Councilwoman Brenda Ford presents her CIP budget amendments

HILO, Hawaii: A special meeting of the Hawaii County Council was held on Thursday, where the nine local lawmakers approved a $365 million dollar operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year by a vote of 8 to 1. [MORE VIDEO: Hawaii Council passes $365 million budget, no big changes] Perhaps the most interest in Thursday’s budget […]

VIDEO: Hawaii tsunami cleanup – community kokua at Napoopoo

Napoopoo cleanup

Video courtesy Lynn Beittel, Matt Binder of Visionary Video The local community gathers at the sacred Kealakekua Bay to help the village of Napo’opo’o, which was devastated by the recent tsunami that hit Kona on the Big Island. Cars, homes and rubbish were left scattered around the village when the waters finally receded on Friday. […]

VIDEO: Kona tsunami survivor story, car tossed by waves

Napoopoo tsunami survivor

Video courtesy Lynn Beittel, Matt Binder of Visionary Video A chilling story of survival is told by Valerie  Hawkins, who along with her husband was caught by the rushing tsunami waves while in their car. Hawkins was vacationing in Hawaii from Calgary, Alberta, Canada – on her birthday, no less, when she was caught up in […]