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Kohala Information Update for January 22nd, 2021

Hawaii Police Department (HPD) is seeking the owner of kayak found off Māhukona on December 25th.

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team

Hawai‘i Police Department

North Kohala Patrol, Area II

Officer Justin Cabanting

Phone: (808) 889-6540

Report No.: 20-098373

Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying the owner of a red and yellow, two-person kayak found adrift in waters off of Mahukona Beach Park and Lapakahi State Park last month.

Initially reported to Hawai‘i Fire Department on Friday, December 25, 2020 by a bystander who was fishing in the area, a search of the Kohala Coast was conducted by HFD and there were no signs of distress.

There have been no reports of missing persons in that area since the kayak was found.

The kayak, described as a red and yellow, two-person Tropic II kayak, was towed to shore. As with all found property cases that have no identifiers on the item, HPD holds the property for 45 days to see if anyone reports it lost or stolen.

Hawai‘i Police Department appreciates the public’s help in returning this large item to its rightful owner.

Anyone with information helping to identify the owner of this kayak is asked to contact Officer Justin Cabanting at (808) 889-6540 or email him at Those who prefer to remain anonymous should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300.

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