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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 9:16 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2002

Boys rescued after wild Makiki Stream ride

By John Windrow
Advertiser Staff Writer

Two Makiki boys got a wild ride Saturday evening courtesy of Makiki Stream.

Battalion Fire Chief Paul Gerard stands by Maikiki Stream, where two boys fell in today.

Jeff Widener •The Honolulu Advertiser

Brothers Daniel and Terrence Bolo said they were playing at the stream at about 6 p.m. near Anapuni Street and Wilder Avenue when they lost their slippers and went into the water after them. Their friend David Brunie, 11, was with them.

Then said Daniel, 12, "We heard the water coming."

The water swept the boys away, carrying Daniel and David about one-half mile downstream, underneath the H-1 Freeway, through culverts all the way to King Street and Kalakaua Avenue, where they emerged in an open canal. "We went along for about 10 minutes," Daniel said. "It was scary."

Terrence got out on his own near the place where the water first snatched them and ran home.

"I was at home," said Paquito Bolo, of 1420 Wilder Ave. "My son came running to me screaming."

Meanwhile, Daniel and David were clinging to a pipe dangling in the water alongside Kalakaua.

Along came David Wishner and his fiancee, Elizabeth Hallock, riding their bicycles in the rain.

"We heard voices coming from the canal," said Wishner of Chinatown. "I looked down and there were two boys." They helped the boys out, and Hallock called 911.

Paquito Bolo said he felt "relief, thank goodness, and very angry."

"They were all very lucky," said Battalion Chief Paul Gerard.