- The body of Noah “Kekai” Mina, 35, was found on Wednesday at the bottom of a 300-foot fall line near the summit of Mauna Kahalawai on Maui.
- Members of Mina’s search team were also part of the rescue team that on Friday found Amanda Eller, a 35-year-old yoga teacher who was missing in the Hawaiian jungle for 17 days.
- Mina went missing on May 20. His body was found during a helicopter search.
- An autopsy is scheduled to determine Mina’s cause of death.
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Less than a week after the incredible rescue of a lost hiker who had been missing for 17 days, the body of another missing Hawaiian hiker has been found.
The body of Noah “Kekai” Mina, 35, was found on Wednesday at the bottom of a 300-foot fall line near the summit of Mauna Kahalawai, a 1.7 million-year-old volcano on Maui, his family members told CNN.
Maui Police Lt. Gregg Okamoto told NBC News that the search party that found Mina included West Maui watershed employees, Division of Forestry Wildlife personnel, and a pilot from Windward Aviation.
Members of Mina’s search team were also part of the rescue team that found Amanda Eller, a 35-year-old yoga teacher, between two waterfalls in the Makawao Forest Reserve in Maui on Friday,17 days after she got lost during a hike.
The police told CNN that officials searched for Mina near the Kapilau Ridge Trail, also known as the Saint Anthony Cross, in Wailuku, about 18 miles from where Eller was found.
Mina was reported missing on May 20, the police said. His body was found during a helicopter search mission, his family said in a statement on a Facebook page called “Bring Kekai Home.”
His family thanked everyone who took part in the search.
“Take a moment to love and hold those that are dear to you a moment longer than you would normally do,” they said.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine Mina’s cause of death.
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