HONOLULU -- At least six people were killed and more than 50
injured when boulders crashed into a pool below Sacred Falls State
Park, a popular Oahu tourist spot.
Rescue workers were to continue the search the morning after the
May 9 accident, which left 13 hospitalized, four in critical
Sacred Falls, 30 miles from Honolulu in the Koolau Mountains, is
reached by a three-mile trail. The tragedy occurred at the main
pool, which was crowded with families, many of whom were swimming
when boulders fell from a cliff aboved the 90-foot waterfall.
Many of the dead and injured were believed to have tourists and
military personnel. "This is a very sad day for Hawaii," said Gov.
Ben Cayetano, who toured the site by helicopter. "Our hearts go out
to the families of those killed and those injured." The park will
remain closed indefinitely.