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Search Resumes for Missing Hiker at Haleakalā

September 26, 2013, 5:39 AM HST (Updated September 26, 2013, 6:06 AM) · 0 Comments
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Haleakalā, Crater Road. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Haleakalā, Crater Road. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The search resumes at first light today for a hiker reported missing yesterday at Haleakalā Crater, officials said.

The 67-year-old man was last seen by his wife on Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, when he left for a hike, but failed to return, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

The search began at 11:22 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Firefighters responding to the scene located the man’s car at the 8,000-foot elevation with his cell phone on the front seat, officials said.

Authorities say the missing man is a frequent visitor to the park, and is familiar with the area.

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