The woman who was rescued after going missing for more than two weeks in a forest in Hawaii said on Saturday that she had to choose between life and death in order to stay alive. Eller had been missing for 16 days when she was found in good condition on Friday at about 5 p. She thanked the Maui community, the volunteers who helped look for her and those who donated to help fund the search. Eller is recovering from her ordeal "remarkably" with only a fracture on her leg and needs some treatments on her ankles, her mother, Julia Eller, told Fox affiliate KHON-TV. And they said for what she had been through, she was in surprisingly good shape," Julia Eller said.
Pasadena Teen Spots Missing Man in Hawaii - LA Times
MISSING: Tanika Nihipali-Franchey, 17, Hilo
Days after the amazing rescue of Maui hiker Amanda Eller, a second hiker who had gone missing on the island met a sadder fate. Noah "Kekai" Mina, 35, was found dead by a helicopter early Wednesday at the bottom of a foot fall line near the summit of Mauna Kahalawai, according to search-and-rescue teams from the West Maui watershed and Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife. Mina's body was spotted by Windward Aviation, the same helicopter company hired to find Eller. Though many of same rescuers were involved, the two cases were unrelated and Mina had gone missing on the western side of the Island, while Eller went missing on the eastern side.
Hawaii Tour Company Could Lose State Permit After NY Teen Swept Out to Sea
By Jackie Salo. May 13, pm Updated May 14, am. The family of a Hawaii yoga instructor who went missing on a hike fears foul play may be involved in her disappearance. Her vehicle was later discovered in the parking lot with her cellphone and wallet. Hundreds of volunteers have canvassed the island for the missing Maryland native in a search that has also included tracking dogs, helicopters and drones.
HONOLULU — The tour company that took a group of teenagers on a hike where a New York teen was swept out to sea didn't have a permit to be in the tide pool area where the incident happened, Hawaii officials said Monday. Hawaii Pack and Paddle has a permit from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources to take kayaks to a specific spot in the bay and hike along a designated trail. But department spokeswoman Deborah Ward said the tide pool area falls outside the area covered by the permit. Tyler Madoff, 15, of White Plains, N.