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6-07-21 Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Kona Fisherman Michael Kitagawachi

Hawai’i Police Department
Kona Patrol
Sergeant David Araki
Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext.253
Report No. 21-045154

Media Release

On Friday, June 05, 2021, it was reported by a family acquaintance that a fisherman had found a 15-foot teal colored one-man canoe approximately 1 mile off shore of Honaunau Bay.  The one-man canoe was identified as belonging to 66-year old Michael Kitagawachi of Kailua-Kona.

Kitagawachi is reported to have left his residence earlier that morning and normally returns home by 8:30 a.m.  He was reported to be in good health and no foul play is suspected at this time.

The Hawai’i Fire Department and Coast Guard were contacted and are making area checks in the ocean and the immediate coast line.

Michael Kitagawachi is described as being 5 ft. 8 inches tall, weighing 150 lbs. with white shaggy long hair and black colored eyes.  He was last seen wearing a white colored rash guard shirt and black board shorts.

Police are asking anyone with any information regarding the current whereabouts of Michael Kitagawachi to contact the Hawai’i Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 or Officer Krimsen Abilla at (808) 326-4646, ext. 253.