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Missing hunter in Volcano district is rescued Friday (Aug 31)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7 a.m. alarm Friday (Aug 31) to the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve in the Volcano district for a missing hunter.

The 36 year-old man had entered the forest at 9 a.m. on Wednesday (Aug 29) to go pig hunting. Police personel had been attempting to locate the missing man without success.

Crews on the ground split-up to search the heavy rainforest as Chopper One performed an aerial search. About 40 minutes into the trail search fire crews shouting out heard the lost hunter. The man was located off the main trail under heavy brush in good medical condition.

The hunter had become disoriented due to the thick forest growth and fog in the area. The rainforest is dominated by old growth Ohia trees, large Hapuu Ferns and is open for nature hikes and wild pig hunting.

One Response to “Missing hunter in Volcano district is rescued Friday (Aug 31)”

  1. vet2640 says:

    To have this area open to “nature hikes” and “pig hunting” is a bad mix! Hunting season?, no hikers, and vise versa.

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