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2 missing pig hunters found after spending night in Makawao forest

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:08 a.m. HST, Jan 07, 2014

Maui firefighters rescued two pig hunters reported missing Sunday night.

Firefighters began searching for the missing men at about 7 p.m. Sunday in the Makawao Forest Reserve.

One of the men was spotted at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, shortly after search and rescue efforts resumed at first light. He was airlifted out of the forest and did not require medical attention, according to a Fire Department spokesperson.

The second pig hunter was found by Piiholo Ranch personnel at about 11 a.m. He was thirsty and tired, but did not require medical attention,

The hunters became separated after dark and the second hunter spent the night in the forest before walking out.

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false wrote:
No worry about Pig Hunters. They can live off the land and find their way out in the day light. Sleeping over night in the forest is no big deal. Pig Hunter told me so. Said his 6th grader could lead us out on survival trip no problem. He's right mountain raised people have no fear of failing to thrive. Rescue not needed.
on January 6,2014 | 03:50PM
sailfish1 wrote:
How come one of them was "airlifted out of the forest" and the other was "thirsty and tired" after one night? Not all pig hunters are "mountain raised people".
on January 6,2014 | 08:32PM
false wrote:
They probably just found him and offered a ride. Hey, I'd take it! It would be stupid to drink water from ground sources, don't want giardia. It shows good sense not to drink it. They were smart and didn't freak out.
on January 7,2014 | 05:16AM
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