By William Aila – We are deeply saddened to learn of Jana Lutteropp’s passing on Wednesday. We join with Hawaii’s people to extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
As an island state, we are aware that we are all visitors in the natural environment that surrounds us, and that unfortunate incidents such as this one can occur.
We are committed to furthering research efforts that will help guide effective management actions in the interest of safety.”
William Aila is the chairman of the Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources