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Woman rescued, man missing after flash flood

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:02 p.m. HST, Jul 11, 2011

Hawaii County firefighters rescued a 45-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man is missing after a flash flood Sunday night in Papaikou.

Firefighters responded to a 9:27 to Kawainui Stream at Old Mamalahoa Highway.

An ambulance took a 45-year-old woman to Hilo for treatment. But firefighters say a 43-year-old man is missing and was last seen in the stream.

A fire department unit remained on scene Sunday night and a search was scheduled to resume using the fire department helicopter this morning.

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