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Autopsy reveals missing hiker in Waipio Valley drowned

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body found in Waipio Valley on Sunday as 22-year-old Lindsey Nickerson of Kailua-Kona. An autopsy conducted Tuesday (December 2) determined that she died of asphyxia due to drowning.

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Body found in Waipio Valley may be missing hiker

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating whether a body found in Waipio Valley on Sunday is a 22-year-old hiker who was reported missing on Saturday. Lindsey Nickerson of Kailua-Kona was last seen Saturday afternoon (November 29) when she separated from a tour group of 25 persons during a hike in Waipio Valley.

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Hikers trapped by rising rivers rescued from Waipio Valley

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:26 a.m. alarm Sunday (March 23) to Waipio Valley for a set of missing hikers. Eight hikers were overdue on their trip on the Hiilawe Falls trail in Waipio Valley and were unable to hike out due to worsening weather conditions and rapidly rising rivers and streams.

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Ben Badua bringing tools for the cleanup (Photo courtesy of Sarah Anderson Photography)

Employees of IHS volunteer with Friends of the Future

Roya Sabri | Hawaii 24/7 Reporter On Friday June 7, employees of Information Handling Services (IHS) left their suits and ties at home to clean up the entrance of Waipio Valley. The Colorado-based information company invited 400 employees who met their performance goals to a conference in Hawaii. But IHS does not value only work […]

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Huinawai participants at Waipio Valley lookout after the campout (Photos courtesy North Hawaii Drug-Free Coalition/Five Mountains Hawaii)

Lessons from Waipi’o Valley in Huinawai Project

MEDIA RELEASE Immersed in a different world, free of cell phones, internet, and distractions, 26 youth and 15 adult mentors camped out, worked side by side in the lo‘i (taro patch), cooked food harvested from the land, brainstormed fresh ideas to promote teen health, and shared the lessons that Waipi‘o Valley teaches. Hosted by Hāmākua […]

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Search for missing swimmer in Waipio Valley Bay ends Friday (May 17)

The search for missing swimmer, 62-year-old Kevin Devlin, also known as Shawn Devlin, of Honokaa ended Friday (May 17). Devlin was last seen swimming at 6:30 p.m. Monday (May 13) in Waipio Valley Bay and has not been seen since.

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Crews continue search for missing swimmer off Waipio Valley

Rescue crews continued their search for 62-year-old Kevin Devlin, also known as Shawn Devlin, of Honokaa who was last seen swimming at 6:30 p.m. Monday (May 13) in Waipio Valley Bay. Wednesday (May 15) the fire department’s Chopper One conducted an aerial search up to one mile off-shore from Laupahoehoe Nui to Hapuu Bay. SCUBA […]

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Search to resume for missing Waipio swimmer

MEDIA RELEASE Emergency crews will resume their search at first light Wednesday for a missing man who was last seen camping Monday along the shoreline at Waipio Valley. The fire department reported the man told friends he was setting up a camp and going for a swim about 6:30 p.m. Monday. When firefighters were alerted […]

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Police locate man wanted on an outstanding warrant

Big Island police have located 40-year-old Sheldon Joaquin who was wanted on a warrant for violating terms of probation. He was arrested and charged in South Kohala on June 19.

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The Muliwai Trail can be seen zig-zagging up the Western wall of Waipio Valley where it leads to Waimanu Valley. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Muliwai Trail and Waimanu Valley campground closed for maintenance and repairs

The Department of Land and Natural Resources has closed the remote Muliwai Trail for maintenance and repairs on the trail and Waimanu Valley campground, effective immediately through Friday May 11 and Monday May 14 through Thursday, May 17.

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Hamakua man turns himself in, is arrested in sex assault case

On Wednesday (December 28, 2011) during the early morning hours an adult female reported being sexually assaulted at a South Kohala public beach. Big Island police arrested 27-year-old Eagle Adam Tobin of Honokaʻa, for Sexual Assault. Tobin turned himself in to police on January 5. He was released pending further investigation.

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Big Island police are searching for a visitor reported as missing.

Jordan Bauer was camping at a farm near Waipio and was expected to return but failed to do so. He was last seen around 10 a.m. May 6 at a cafe in Honoka'a.

He is described as Caucasian, approximately 25 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, lean with pale skin, short light-brown hair. He is known to wear heavy eyeglasses.

Police searching for visitor reported missing in Hamakua

Big Island police are searching for a visitor reported as missing. Jordan Bauer was camping at a farm near Waipio and was expected to return but failed to do so. He was last seen around 10 a.m. May 6 at a cafe in Honoka’a. He is described as Caucasian, approximately 25 years old, 5-foot-10 to […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to an 11:26 a.m. alarm Thursday (April 21) for an injured hiker above Waipio Valley near Hiilawe Waterfall on the Southwest rim.

A 42 year-old man slipped and fell at or near Lalakea Stream/Waterfall causing moderate injuries according to a fire dispatch report. Ground personnel and both fire department helicopters responded to search for the injured hiker.

Hiker rescued near Hiilawe Waterfall on South rim of Waipio Valley

Fire/rescue crews responded to an 11:26 a.m. alarm Thursday (April 21) for an injured hiker above Waipio Valley near Hiilawe Waterfall on the Southwest rim. A 42 year-old man slipped and fell at or near Lalakea Stream/Waterfall causing moderate injuries according to a fire dispatch report. Ground personnel and both fire department helicopters responded to […]

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Slow Food Hawaii Waipio Valley campout, June 6-7

Slow Food Hawaii Waipio Valley campout, June 6-7

MEDIA RELEASE Aloha Slow Campers! Come and experience the magic and timeless beauty of Waipio Valley at Moku Wai, the taro farm of Slow Food Hawaii members Alberta and Jayson Mock Chew. This will be an overnight campout, June 6-7, so dust off your camping gear if you haven’t used it in a while because […]

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