State crews conduct sweep of Diamond Head lookout
State crews cleared out the slopes of one of Hawaii's most iconic, scenic points Wednesday.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources removed piles of metal, mattresses and debris near the Diamond Head Lookout.
Honolulu Police were also on scene, monitoring the area.
According to City and State agencies, they're aware of the growing homeless population in the area and nothing seems to work when it comes to keeping people from coming back after the sweeps.
"It's a continuing issue without an easy solution to say, with any issues dealing with homelessness," Dan Dennison of DLNR said. "Without some really long-term solutions, it's going to be tough to resolve permanently."
DLNR says that it tries to sweep the area once or twice a year depending on funding.
The sweep is expected to continue Thursday and on Friday if necessary.