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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 8, 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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