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Rescue crews find missing hunter in Makawao forest

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:20 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2013

The Maui Fire Department helicopter located a missing 26-year-old Maui pig hunter who spent the night in the Makawao Forest Reserve when he became separated from two other hunters.

Rescue personnel found the missing man at 6:40 a.m. Friday and airlifted him to a landing zone, Maui Fire Department spokesman Lee Mainaga said. The man did not require medical attention.

Mainaga said firefighters responded at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to a rescue call at the top of Kahakapao Road and found an injured 28-year-old woman, who had an ankle injury in a heavily forested ravine.

The woman, unable to walk out, was airlifted to a landing zone within the Piiholo Water Treatment Facility.

A man, who had stayed with the woman, walked out of the forest trail on his own with his dogs, Mainaga said.

Mainaga said workers were looking for the 26-year-old man, who left the man and woman to head back to a truck.

He said while a cell phone was used by the hunters to make the emergency call for help, the missing 26-year-old man did not have a cell phone.

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manakuke wrote:
Realize too pigs are omnivores they can and do eat anything.
on July 5,2013 | 05:12AM
false wrote:
Pig hunters are never lost, so says one official pig hunter of generations before and present. He says even his 9 year old can lead you out of the forest and show you what to eat. Believe it. So why would we have to go look for a pig hunter. They know the mountains intuitively. He doesn't need rescue. He is just looking for his dogs.
on July 5,2013 | 05:42AM
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