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Search on Hawaii island called off after 'missing' hiker calls

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:59 a.m. HST, Mar 22, 2013

Fire officials canceled a search for  a reported missing hiker Thursday after she informed them that she was OK and was going to catch a ride on Saddle Road.

Hilo resident Jennifer Ho called at 1 p.m. Thursday, a fire official at the Waiakea Fire Station said.

More than 21 federal, state and Hawaii County fire and rescue personnel  conducted an aerial and ground search for a Hilo resident who was reported missing Wednesday afternoon at the 12,500-foot level near the Mauna Kea Access Road.

Hawaii County Fire Battalion Chief Gerald Kosaki said that Jennifer Ho was hiking with her husband and friends when she left the group because she was feeling ill.

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allie wrote:
so many missing hikers on these islands
on March 21,2013 | 12:02PM
foursun wrote:
agree dangerous Big Island
on March 21,2013 | 02:48PM
SteveToo wrote:
What kind of "stupid" guy leaves his wife at that altitude where she was probably suffering altitude sickness which can KILL?
on March 21,2013 | 03:30PM
kiragirl wrote:
If you get lost, go downhill and eventually you will not be lost. What a waste of our emergency services!
on March 21,2013 | 08:51PM
SteveToo wrote:
Have you ever been 12,500 feet above sea level???? The air is VERY THIN and the brain doesn't always "THINK" the way it does below 8,000 feet. Hope she is ok and kicks his butt for leaving her.
on March 21,2013 | 09:25PM
IAmSane wrote:
Yeah, why isn't reality simple as I imagine it in my mind?
on March 22,2013 | 07:59AM
SteveToo wrote:
Your reviewing software is a pain in the you know what.
on March 21,2013 | 09:26PM
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