Coast Guard, local agencies conduct search for missing man near Cape Kumukahi

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US Coast Guard helicopterHONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii Police Department, and Hawaii Fire Department are searching for a man reported missing near Cape Kumukahi on Hawaii Island, Friday.

Missing is 30-year-old Peter Mahoe.


Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a report from crewmembers at the Hawaii Fire Department regarding a missing 30-year-old man who was last seen Thursday between 12 p.m., and 2 p.m., climbing down a cliff face where he was picking opihi.

Mahoe’s all-terrain vehicle was found 200 feet from the area he was last seen. His family was also camping close by.

An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point were launched to search along with the crew of the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, homeported in Hilo, and crews from the Hawaii Police Department and the Hawaii Fire Department.

Mahoe is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, has shoulder length brown hair and was reported to be wearing blue boardshorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at (808) 842-2600.