Big Island rescue crews searching for missing hiker

HAWAIIAN PARADISE PARK, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii County Fire Department crews and volunteers are searching for a missing hiker in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area.  Authorities say the 36-year-old man went on a hike in a forested area off 11th Avenue Saturday morning.  His father called 911 Saturday evening after he didn't return.

A fire department helicopter is conducting an aerial search, assisting crews on the ground.  The terrain is considered to be rugged and difficult to access.

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