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Kailua-Kona Information Update for June 18th, 2020

Rescue crews continued their search for 29-year-old, Clare Maney, at Old Kona Airport Beach Park (Makaeo Beach Park) Wednesday (June 17th).

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

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) is continued their search Wednesday for a missing 29-year-old Clare Maney, who was last seen Sunday, June 14th.

Courtesy Photo

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. HPD officials say the reports and information are consistent with Maney entering the water alone.

(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

  • HFD Ocean Safety Jet Ski Team (joined the search on 6/16)

  • HPD K9 Search Dog

  • USCG Dolphin Helicopter

  • USCG Cutter

On Tuesday, June 16th, HFD Officials found a fin related to the search for Maney and had planned to continue their search on Wednesday, June 17th. The USCG had suspended their search as of late Tuesday evening.

As of 6:00 pm Wednesday evening, HFD crews have suspended their search for Maney and came up with any new negative findings. Chopper 2 expected to continue tomorrow morning (Wednesday, June 18th).

Maney's is being described as 5-feet-11-inches, about 145 pounds, fair complexion, blonde hair, and blue eyes.

Police ask that anyone who may have any information about the whereabouts of Maney to call Officer Rebecca Carruthers at (808) 326-4646, ext. 253, or the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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