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Honolulu Fire Department suspends search for person swept away in Waihona Stream in Pearl City

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The Honolulu Fire Department suspended its search at 4:14 p.m. today for a person reportedly swept away in the Waihona Stream in Pearl City Tuesday, an HFD spokeswoman said.

HFD checked with the Honolulu police and there has no weather-related missing persons report filed, HFD spokeswoman Louise Kim McCoy said. Unless HFD receives further information, the search will not resume.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, more than 25 firefighters responded to a call by an individual who reported a small-framed person in the stream near Waihona Street.

Air 3 conducted an aerial search while ground crews searched downstream until about 7:40 p.m.

The search resumed at 5:58 a.m. today and continued with six personnel, a rescue company and Air 3, searching on foot and by air. Additional units arrived at 8:41 a.m. with 11 more personnel.

At 1:45 p.m., HFD discontinued its drone unit search.

The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood watch for all islands until 6 p.m. Friday.

The fire department reminds the public to avoid flooded areas or waterways.

Correction: The name of stream where firefighters were searching was incorrect in an earlier version of this story.
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