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Police find kayaker who was reported missing off the Kona Coast

MEDIA RELEASE (11/29/11)

Big Island Police are searching for a 41-year-old kayaker reported as possibly missing.

Lance Oliver

Lance Oliver

Lance Oliver of Kailua-Kona was last seen at Kahaluʻu Beach Park on November 22. He was scheduled to travel north along the coast to the Mahukona Beach area, then south to the Puʻuhonua O Honaunau City of Refuge, and finally return to Kahaluʻu Beach Park sometime around December 12.

He is described as 6-foot-2, approximately 200 pounds with a muscular build and short brown hair. He left in an inflatable boat or kayak.

Oliver has no cell phone or other form of communication with him.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.


Big Island police have located 41-year-old Lance Oliver of Kailua-Kona, who was repoarted as a missing kayaker. He was found unharmed Thursday afternoon (December 1) at Keauhou Bay.

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