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Missing Molokaʻi Man Found Near “Ship Wreck Beach” on Lānaʻi

July 23, 2015, 5:34 PM HST
* Updated July 24, 7:17 AM
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Air One Rescue, file photo.

Air One Rescue, file photo.

By Maui Now Staff

At 12:12 p.m. today (Thursday, July 23, 2015), fire crews were called to assist in a search for a Molokaʻi man who was reported missing.

Firefighters from Engine 4 out of Kaunakakai, Engine 12 in Pukoʻo, and Rescue 10 aboard the department’s Air 1 helicopter, responded to assist.

Ground crews on Molokaʻi were advised that there was a possibility the missing man may have launched a small sailboat from the shoreline fronting the Pukoʻo Canoe Shack.  At that point, personnel launched Fire Ski 4 to assist with an ocean search.

Department officials report that at approximately 2 p.m., Air 1 located the vessel and missing individual on shore in the area just west of Kiolohia or “Ship Wreck Beach” on the island of Lānaʻi.

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The man was transported back to Molokaʻi via Air 1 and was evaluated by medics and Engine 12 personnel.

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Acting Public Information Officer, Rylan Yatsushiro said the Molokaʻi man in his 40’s was reported to be in stable condition at last report.

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