Hawaii firefighter dies after being swept into storm drain

A 24-year-old Hawaii firefighter has died after he was swept into a storm drain during severe flooding on the island of Maui, officials said.

Tre’ Evans-Dumaran was helping residents on Jan. 27 during a major storm that brought severe flooding to Hawaii Island when he was pulled into a storm drain.

He was found where the storm drain fell about 800 yards into the ocean, and was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.

Maui County officials said they were showing “positive and hopeful signs of progress” until Saturday when they shared the news of his death.

His mother, Chelsea Evans, thanked the community for their condolences. In a statement Shared by county.

“We want to thank the entire community for the outpouring of love during this time,” she said.

Tre’ Evans-Dumaran had been a member of the fire department for more than three years when he was seriously injured while helping residents during the storm late last month.

storm drain
Tre’ Evans-Dumaran was found where the storm drain fell 800 yards into the ocean.

“My heart tells me Trey’ wants to say thank you for loving his family, his fire ‘ohana, his friends during this time. He wants people to keep giving blood, as a hero. Continue to play your part, as they lived every day on earth.

Fire Chief Brad Ventura said in a statement that Evans Domaran had been with the department for more than three years and his love for serving the community was evident.

“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. said

Maui Mayor Richard Bisson said the community was “devastated” by the sudden loss.

Memorial to Tre' Evans-Dumaran
Maui Fire Chief Brad Ventura said the job came naturally to Tre’ Evans Domaran because he loved serving his community.

“Every day our emergency responders risk their lives to help others, looking out for the communities they serve. This is a reminder of that risk and the brave work they do for all of us. ,” Busan said.

“In his fight to recover, we stand behind Tre’ as he did for others. We will focus on supporting Tre’s ohana and fellow firefighters with comfort and prayers.

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