Stranded Opihi Picker Found Uninjured

Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Kawainui Stream, Google map.

Kawainui Stream, Google map.

The Hawai‘i County Fire Department responded to a report of a missing opihi picker who was last seen just north of Kawainui Stream on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 3:07 p.m.

The area includes a rugged coastline with precipitous cliffs and little to no shoreline access.

It was reported that the opihi picker had disappeared after rappelling down a coastal cliff.

Upon making contact with the reporting party, Chopper 1 fire personnel was directed to the area of his last known point.

The chopper was able to locate the stranded opihi picker. Using a Billy Pugh net, he was safely transported to HFD ground units. 

He was assessed and determined to have no injuries.


Sponsored Content

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments