Hawaii firefighter dies after being swept into a storm drain while helping residents


A Maui County firefighter has died more than a week. After being swept down a drain during a storm. That brought flooding to the Hawaiian islands, officials said. Trey’ Evans-Dumaran, 24, was helping islanders on Jan. 27 when he was swept away. He was eventually found about 800 yards. Offshore of Kulaanihakoi Street where the drain ends. Officials said in a statement.

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A flood warning was issued for Maui at the time due to “dangerous weather conditions.” That included heavy rainfall and rapid road closures. Hawaii Gov. Josh Green’s office said in a news release.

Evans-Dumaran remained in critical condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center. And was “gradually developing positive and promising signs.” As of Saturday, when county officials confirmed his death.

“We want to thank the entire community for the outpouring of love during this time,” her mother. Chelsea Evans, said in a statement shared by the county. “My heart tells me that Tre’ wants to thank you for the love of his family, his fire ‘ohana, his friends now. He wants people to continue to give blood, to continue to play your part as a hero, as he lived every day on earth. ”

Maui County Fire Chief Brad Ventura said in a statement. That Evans-Dumaran, who had been with. The department for three years, “was very happy to serve people.”

“Tre’ loved being a firefighter and loved the people he worked with. Serving the community came naturally to him because he was so happy to serve people,” Ventura said.

Maui Mayor Richard Beesen Jr. said he was “heartbroken by the news.”

“Every day our emergency responders put their lives on the line to help others. Looking out for the communities they serve,” he said. “It’s a reminder of that risk and the brave work they do for all us.

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