Big Island fire officials search for missing fisherman

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow)

The Hawaii County Fire Department is searching for a 34-year-old man who apparently fell into the Wailuku River while fishing from shore Saturday evening.

Bystanders say the man tripped and fell into the water.

HFD units arrived on scene shortly before 6 p.m. Crews searched from land, by boat, and in the water with rescue boards, and scuba along the south bank of the Wailuku River past sunset Saturday evening.

Crews resumed search Sunday morning.

We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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