Hiker reported missing on Waimano Ridge Trail found dead
A hiker reported missing on the Waimano Ridge Trail has been found dead, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services confirmed.
According to EMS, crews assisted with the death pronouncement after the hiker’s body was found roughly 100 feet down a cliff.
Search organizers first posted about a hiker, 61-year-old Nathan Yuen, who went out for a hike on Sunday, Aug. 7, but did not return home.
Organizers say Yuen was seen once on Sunday just after 7 a.m. that day at a Starbucks in the 1600 block of Nuuanu Ave. in Honolulu. He was seen again around 8 a.m. at the Waimano Valley Ridge Trail Head, wearing a maroon shirt and an army green cap.
Authorities have not officially confirmed the identity of the body found on Tuesday. EMS has only said the victim is a 61-year-old man, who was pronounced dead at the scene around 11:20 a.m.
Honolulu Fire Department Captain Jaimie Kinard reported some of the volunteers spotted the missing hiker and called 911 to provide his coordinates, allowing first responders to air lift him out.