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Hiker found dead in Waipio Valley

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Emergency crews recovered the body Sunday of a missing hiker in a river leading to Hiilawe Falls.

The hiker, a 22-year-old woman, was last seen on a trail leading to the falls around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The woman was hiking with a group of friends in Waipio Valley when she became separated 20-30 minutes into the walk.

The body was found in about five feet of water approximately 200 yards above the abandoned tea house restaurant.

The woman’s body was airlifted from the site.

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