Body of Hawaiian walker who went missing after & # 39; was looking for clarity in nature & # 39; is found by rescuers 300ft below the fall line in the West Maui Mountains
- The Hawaiian man Noah & # 39; Kekai & # 39; Mina, 35, went missing on Monday, May 21
- He disappeared after walking around 8 am in the Iao Valley of the West Maui Forest Reserve, an area he knows and regularly walked
- Searchers who helped find yoga instructor Amanda Eller, who was missing for 17 days in the Maui wilderness and who was found Sunday, helped with his search
- Tragically, his body was found by a team of rescuers after a three-day search
The body of the missing walker Noah & # 39; Kekai & # 39; Mina was found by a crew of rescuers.
Mina was tragically found dead about 300ft below a fall line in the top region of Mauna Kahalawai, in the West Maui Mountains in Hawaii on Wednesday, his family said.
Mina, 35, was reported missing on Monday, May 21. His family said that he visited the Kapilau Ridge Trail, also known as Saint Anthony Cross, in the Iao Valley at about 8 am to ask for clarity in nature.
Noah & # 39; Kekai & # 39; Mina, 35, was tragically found dead, about 300ft below a fall line in the top Mauna Kahalawai region, in the West Maui Mountains in Hawaii on Wednesday, his family said.
His father says he turned to the valley to look for & # 39; clarity & # 39; and to a & # 39; safe haven & # 39; but fears that he will have hurt if he has not come out of the forest and has experience with the area
But after he did not leave the forest after a few days, the alarm was sounded.
Seekers who helped find hiker Amanda Eller, a yoga instructor, was missing for 17 days in the Maui wilderness until she was miraculously found on Sunday, helped find Mina. A ground and air survey was launched earlier this week.
The police search for Mina ended on Saturday, but the family continued the search party independently and paid for private infrared helicopters to look out of the jungle for a sign from him.
On Friday, his family launched one GoFundMe page titled & # 39; Bring Kekai Home & # 39 ;, with the goal of raising $ 100,000 to continue searching for him.
A police investigation into Mina ended on Saturday, causing the family to launch their own business and set up a GoFundMe page to fund helicopter investigations. He was found at the bottom of a fall on Wednesday
His family says that he visited the Kapilau Ridge Trail (marked in red), also known as Saint Anthony Cross, in the Iao Valley to make ends meet & # 39; in nature around 8 o'clock when he disappeared
& # 39; It took more than 72 hours and the investigation is now between our hands, & # 39; said the GoFundMe page. & # 39; New tracks have been found through the ridges and we are convinced that our loving Kane needs the help there to come back. & # 39;
& # 39; Helicopters go out for the search at this moment we look at $ 1200 / hour. We need more money for the search to get the mission going & # 39 ;, said another update on the page.
Vincent Mina described his son as a gentle, loving, humble soul with a strong Hawaiian heart and will.
& # 39; We ask that you make decisions and only offer the love and respect he deserves when taking a less frequently traveled path, many of those who would never think about it, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; We ask that you cover him this evening with a blanket of angels and bring him back safely. & # 39;
Mina was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, with shaved black hair and brown eyes.
Cantellops changed followers when searching on Facebook on Sunday and explained that the terrain in the area is dangerous and will not be volunteers.
Photos of search teams at the forest site above
The police search for Mina ended on Saturday, but the family continues the search party alone and pays for private infrared helicopters to look out of the jungle for a sign from Mina
& # 39; My team consisting of Chris Berquist, Elena Pray and myself are about to make a temporary flight in the immediate area where Noah was missing. We will enter the country and investigate an LZ (landing zone).
& # 39; This situation is extremely dangerous and different from Amanda's. Volunteers will not be used when searching. We will put together a specialized team of professionals who will enter the area.
Unfortunately, the weather is a big factor in this search, as well as the extremely dangerous terrain. Areas where the path is 2 & wide; straight ahead to an 1800 & # 39; drop, & # 39; he added.
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