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Search continues for missing runner

Honolulu Fire Department rescue personnel are scheduled to return to Peacock Flats in the Waianae Mountains today to resume their search for a visiting university professor who went missing during a group trail-running excursion in Mokuleia on Saturday.

Friends have identified the man as Are Hjorungnes, a 40-year-old professor of mathematics and natural sciences at Oslo University in Norway. Hjorungnes, author of two books and numerous academic journal articles, has spent the last year as a visiting professor with the University of Hawaii’s Department of Electrical Engineering.

Hjorungnes was running a trail course at Peacock Flats with the Hawaii Ultra Running Team but failed to show up at the end. HFD spokesman Capt. Gary Lum said the department sent personnel to confirm that the professor did not leave the trail and return home.

Members of the HURT group also assisted in the search yesterday.

Boy dies in accidental self-stabbing

A 7-year-old boy died yesterday after he apparently tripped while running with a knife and accidentally impaled himself.

The boy was taken by Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The incident happened at a Kalihi home around 11:50 a.m.

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