Body recovered in Koloa stream
County officials are confirming one fatality that occurred during the flash flood on Kauai Tuesday.
Firefighters recovered the body of a 30-year-old Koloa man from Waikomo Stream in Koloa Tuesday afternoon. Police have identified him as Joshua Bradbury.
According to preliminary reports, a male resident called 911 about 2:40 p.m. when he witnessed Bradbury jump into Waikomo Stream, apparently to save a dog, when Bradbury then floated downstream and the bystander lost sight of him.
The on-duty battalion chief, Rescue 3 (Lihue) personnel, firefighters from the Koloa and Hanapepe stations, along with Kauai Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau lifeguards, responded to the area to search for Bradbury.
With the help of bystanders, Bradbury’s body was located shortly after 5 p.m. along the west bank of the stream.
Bradbury was transported to Wilcox Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy is pending.
The Garden Island