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Students remember teen who died during Labor Day hike

Leighton Mow Leighton Mow
Principal Robin Martin sent out this letter regarding the death of Leighton Mow Principal Robin Martin sent out this letter regarding the death of Leighton Mow
Kapena Falls Kapena Falls
MOANALUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Dozens attended a prayer vigil for Leighton Mow, the Moanalua High School teen who died Monday morning at Kapena Falls.

The vigil was held after school. Even students who didn't know the 17-year old felt compelled to attend.

"Just to show my support," says Robin Miguel, a sophomore who says the tragedy hit everyone in the school hard.

Mow was a popular student, a baseball player and violinist for the school orchestra.

"He will be greatly missed by many," says Principal Robin Martin, in a note home with students.

"Mow was an active student," says Martin, "He took his academics seriously and was always willing to lend a helping hand."

Extra counselors are available for grieving students.

Mow was with several other Moanalua High students on a hiking excursion. They were celebrating another teen's birthday.

The teens said Mow had to use the bathroom and walked off. They grew worried when he didn't return and called 911. Divers found his body at the bottom of the pond hours later.

Kapena Falls is a popular site with teens who like to jump off a ledge into the water below.



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