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Body Pulled from Water after Vehicle Found in Papa`aloa River

Posted December 31, 2012, 07:51 PM HST
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The County’s “Chopper 1” sugffered engine failure and made an emergency landing Tuesday. File photo.

A County of Hawaii chopper responding to a report of a missing person spotted a vehicle in a Papa`aloa area river just after 1:30 pm today.

During a subsequent search of the area, Hawaii Fire Department personnel located a man’s body approximately 100 yards downstream of the vehicle.

The victim’s remains were recovered from the water by a fire rescue specialist using a Billy Pugh Net. The body was then turned over to the Hawaii Police Department.

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A total of six HFD personnel and five vehicles were involved in the search and recovery.

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