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Honokōhau Information Update for April 25th, 2021

Pickup truck and trailer damaged following being submerged in waters of Honokōhau Small Boat Harbor Sunday morning (April 25th).

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Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) and Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) responded to a report of a single-vehicle incident at Honokōhau Small Boat Harbor in North Kona Sunday morning (April 25th).

The initial call came in at 10:29 am Sunday morning and HFD Crews from the Kailua Fire Station along with HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol and DLNR - DOCARE Officers responded to the scene located at the North Mauka (Mountainside) Boat Ramp at Honokōhau Small Boat Harbor.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, the owner of a black 2019 Toyota Tacoma Double cab with an EZ Loader trailer still attached and reported both units were submerged in approximately 10 feet of water at the North Mauka Ramp. The sole occupant had placed his vessel into the water and exited the vehicle to secure it to the dock. At some point during that process, the unoccupied vehicle and trailer made it’s way down the ramp and into approximately 10 feet of water.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Rescue divers assisted the tow company with securing the vehicle for extrication. It was determined that the vehicle was still in park with the E-brake on at the time of the incident.

The truck and trailer were removed without incident by a private tow company at the owner's expense. The owner of the pickup was uninjured.

DLNR continues to investigate the incident.

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