Discovery begins, another plaintiff files in ‘lava bomb’ federal suit

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald In this July 16, 2018, file photo, a police officer secures the Lava Ocean Tours boat "Hot Spot" at Wailoa Small Boat Harbor in Hilo.

Attorneys involved in a federal lawsuit regarding a “lava bomb” that tore through a lava tour boat and injured numerous passengers near Kapoho on July 16, 2018, started exchanging documents and witness lists Friday, according to a lawyer for several plaintiffs.