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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.


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


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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