On January 27 a Maui County firefighter was swept into a storm drain while responding to storm conditions impacting residences in Kihei at Oluea Street. The firefighter was retrieved 800 yards away where the storm drain ended near the shoreline at Kulanihakoi Street.
The firefighter, 24-year-old Tre Evans-Dumaran, who has been with the department for over 3 years remains in critical condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is slowly making positive and promising signs of progress. He has been in the hospital’s intensive care unit with multiple life saving measures in place.
“We are grateful and humbled by the support of our community and send our deepest appreciation to everyone. Tre’s ‘ohana and our family of firefighters, together with our community are at his side in prayer and spirit to help him get through the difficult days ahead of recovery. He’s not out of the woods yet, but every day brings hope and every day we offer our prayers to give him strength,” said Fire Chief Brad Ventura.
Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr., who has been receiving daily status updates, continues to monitor his progress. “So many in our community, myself and my own family as well, are holding Tre in our good thoughts and continuing to pray for his well-being. The days and weeks ahead will be important ones for him and his ‘ohana. It’s uplifting that we are all focused on his recovery and encouraged by his progress.”
To assist with any needs, the family is arranging for a Go Fund Me page which is expected to be launched this week.