HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 75-year-old man from Hilo died after falling from a closed area within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on Sunday, Jan. 2.
A spokesperson for the National Park Service said their rangers and Hawaii County firefighters found the man’s body approximately 100 feet below the crater rim, west of the Uēkahuna viewing area.
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Family members reported the man missing at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3. Park rangers recovered the body at approximately 8 a.m.
The man’s identity has not been released at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.