Hiker Missing in Kohala 04/08/00

PHONE: 887-3080
APRIL 8, 2000


A search will resume Sunday (April 9, 2000) for an 80-year-old male hiker in the Koaia area of South Kohala.

The hiker, Jerry Brotherton, of Kailua, Oahu, was reported missing Saturday after he got separated from other members of a hiking party about 11 a.m. on the Puu O Umi trail off the Kohala Mountain Road (Route 250).

Police and fire personnel conducted a ground and air search for the missing hiker but failed to find him. The search was suspended Saturday night because of bad weather.

Brotherton is described as being 6 feet in height, weighing about 170 pounds with a thin build, being clean shaven and having short gray hair. He was last seen wearing a yellow top and black sweat pants.

Anyone who sees the missing hiker of knows of his whereabouts is asked to call the South Kohala police at 887-3080.

# # #

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.