The tragedy of Tre Evans-Dumaran, a 24-year-old firefighter who was swept away while responding to a call during flooding rains, has devastated the community of Maui and beyond. His mother, Chelsie Evans, expressed her thanks for the outpouring of love and aloha from the community during this difficult time. In this blog post, we will honor Tre’s memory by summarizing the events leading to his passing and how the community has responded.
Tre was responding to a call for help in Waiapo Street when he was sucked into a storm drain and carried about 800 yards to where it emptied out into the ocean. He was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center and placed in the ICU, but unfortunately, he passed away. Mayor Richard Bissen of Maui expressed his condolences to the family and reminded the community of the risk emergency responders take every day to help others.
Maui County Fire Chief Ventura said the support for the firefighting community has been pouring in from around the islands and the globe. He noted that Tre loved being a firefighter and serving the community, and that the outpouring of aloha has made all the difference.
As a way to honor Tre and help his family with expenses, a GoFundMe has been established. The family requests privacy in this difficult time.
Tre’s passing is a reminder of the incredible risk and courage of our emergency responders and how their service to the community should be honored. We send our love and aloha to the Evans-Dumaran family and the Maui community during this difficult time.