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Man missing after flash flood in Pepeekeo Sunday (July 10)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire/rescue units responded to a 9:27 p.m. alarm Sunday night (July 10) to Kawainui Stream near Old Mamalahoa Highway in Pepeekeo for a 43 year-old man who may have been swept away in a flash flood.

Witnesses reported to authorities that the man was last seen in the stream when a flash flood occurred. A 45 year-old woman was taken from the scene by medics to Hilo Medical Center for treatment. Police are staying on scene overnight and the Fire Department’s rescue helicopter will conduct a search in the morning at daybreak.

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