On our recent visit to the Big Island, we decided to cross a waterfall stream at Boiling Pots, a series of swirling, 'natural Jacuzzi" pools in the Wailuku River. Although it didn't look too dangerous, we were cautious because we had backpacks of valuables that we didn't want to get wet. Kevin made it across, but of course when it was my turn, I slipped on some rocks and fell down the little waterfall. Even though I was OK, he jumped in just to make sure I got out safely. No damage done. We had a few laughs about it and continued to have fun at that beautiful spot.
Fast forward a few weeks, and I read news about a young man dying in the same exact spot that we had crossed. Apparently, at times , the churning water can suck people under and trap them in the underwater lava tubes. He crossing the river with a group of friends, but they didn't see him fall in or drown. Turns out, someone dies in that area every year.. so sad.