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Waipio Valley Information Update for September 6th, 2019

HFD Rescue crews have suspended their search for missing person Kyle Brittain, however Brittain family and volunteers will continue on with their search.

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) have suspended their search for missing person Kyle Brittain, who was last seen in the Waipio Valley lookout on Friday, August 30th, 2019.


HFD Rescue crews from the Waiakea Fire Station along with Chopper 1 and HPD officers have suspended their search for missing person Kyle Brittain, after 4 full days of searching came up with negative findings. However, friends and family will continue with their search of Brittain this morning (Friday, September 6th).


Family members report a set of keys were found along the river banks in Waipio Valley yesterday afternoon, later determined it was keys to the truck Brittain drove to Waipio Valley Friday morning. Their remaining very hopefully for a successful and good outcome, in light of the finding yesterday afternoon.


Family members describe Brittain, 27-years-old, 5-feet-11-inches, 145 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He did mention to family members he was going go for a day hike in Waipio Valley and possibly head up the switchback trails (or Z-Trails) to Waimanu Valley. Family members say he was last seen Friday and has not been heard from since.


Volunteers continue with the search and continuing to conduct land searches within Waipio Valley and also a K9 Search and Rescue from Kaua'i has joined the search as well and will be on island tomorrow.


Police ask anyone who may have information on his whereabouts or who may have seen or spoken to Brittain to call the Honokaʻa Police Station at (808) 775-7533 or the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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