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Search for hiker lost in Koolaus will resume Sunday

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:37 a.m. HST, Jul 08, 2012

Honolulu firefighters resumdedsearching for a lost hiker in the Koolau Mountain Range this morning after weather conditions made him unreachable before dark.

Firefighters have remained in contact with the man of unknown age and instructed him to remain at his current location, Honolulu fire Capt. Robert Main said. 

Main said the man set off Friday on the Pupukea Trail and spent the night near the summit. He called for help around 12:45 p.m. yesterday after he became disoriented in the heavy clouds.

Firefighters couldn’t spot the man from a helicopter in the windy and cloudy conditions and dropped off three firefighters near the summit trail.

Main said the hiker is close to Sacred Falls.

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SteveToo wrote:
No way he is near Sacred Falls. Not walking on the Ko`olau Summit Trail. He might be close to the stream that feeds Sacred Falls, which means he's near the Castle Trail. Wonder where HFD guys are. Good luck in the clouds.
on July 7,2012 | 05:42PM
olos73 wrote:
Let him sleep on the mountains. Too many hikers getting lost. Wasted money used for dummies.
on July 7,2012 | 07:13PM
Manapua_Man wrote:
on July 8,2012 | 12:31AM
allie wrote:
He should just wait out the clouds and walk down. No need to call firefighters.
on July 8,2012 | 08:46AM
Anonymous wrote:
I have found a lot of missing hikers who used the Pupukea trail and end up where i work. They all say "There is no sign telling us the way back to were we came. And they have no idea they have traveled that far away from where they had started. The last one i found was a couple from in there 60's from England.
on July 8,2012 | 10:22AM
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