Crews find body at Akaka Falls State Park

Akaka Falls State Park closed due to missing person search

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Akaka Falls State Park was reopened Sunday after authorities say they may have found the body of a man who had been missing since Friday.

According to Hilo police, scuba divers found the body at the bottom of a pond downstream of Akaka Falls. around 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

The park had been closed while the Hawaii Police Department searched for 53-year-old Jeffrey Reyes. Officials said he was last seen at the park at 8:45 a.m.

Hilo Police are waiting for positive identification of the body. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

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