LIHUE, Hawaii – Officials are reporting the first death associated with a powerful storm which at first threatened Hawaii as a hurricane and later weakened to a tropical depression.
Kauai County officials said Wednesday the fire department pulled the body of a 30-year-old man from a Koloa stream. The police identified him as a local resident Joshua Bradbury.
He Tuesday after a resident called 911 to say that he saw Bradbury jump in the flow and dream away. Police say Bradbury was apparently trying to rescue a dog.
Kauai roads and taro patches are flooded Tuesday as leftover moisture from Tropical Depression Lane dumped heavy rain on the island.
Lane is the nation’s second wettest tropical cyclone since 1950. Mountain View on the Big Island included 52.02 inch (132 cm) of rain from August. 22 until Sunday.