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Kailua-Kona Information Update for June 16th, 2020

Rescue crews continue their search for 29-year-old, Clare Maney, at Old Kona Airport Beach Park (Makaeo Beach Park) Tuesday (June 16th).

HFD Rescue Diver entering the water near Makaeo (PC: Benjamin Agdeppa)

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team


The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) is continuing their search for a missing 29-year-old Clare Maney, last seen Sunday, June 14th.

Officials found Maney's vehicle at Makaeo Park (Old Kona Airport Park) Monday afternoon (June 15th) and HFD Rescue personnel along with HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol and Criminal Investigative Division (CID) converged at Makaeo Park, where an all-out land, air, and sea search began shortly before 3:00 pm Monday afternoon.

HPD K9 Search Dog conducted a search of the immediate area near Maney's vehicle and later traced Maney's scent, which led them to the rocky shoreline of Makaeo Park, commonly known as Shark Cove. HPD officers later reviewed surveillance footage showing Maney was last seen with black fins near Shark Cove at 9:00 am Monday morning.

(All Search Operations Photos Courtesy of Benjamin Agdeppa)

The following resources are currently involved in the search:

  • HFD Rescue Boat 7 from Kailua Fire Station

  • HFD Chopper 2 from the South Kohala Fire Station