HFD finds no missing hikers, calls off search
HFD this morning called off its search for reported missing hikers
Rescue units resumed their search this morning at 6:23 a.m.
Air-1 flew over the area where flashing lights were last seen Saturday night, said HFD Capt. Earle Kealoha.
The search was called off at about 7:15 a.m. after efforts failed to turn up any signs of a distressed hiker. Unless new information is received, the incident is closed, Kealoha said.
HFD had responded to a 8 p.m. call Saturday from someone who reported seeing lights in the mountains. Dispatchers later received a call from one of the hikers, but crews were unable to locate the party.
A rescue helicopter scanned the area but also could not locate the hikers.
The search was suspended at 9:20 p.m. Saturday. Crews resumed the search this morning at first light.