Still no sign of second missing hiker near Hanauma Bay

Noemi Alcotas
Noemi Alcotas
Noemi Alcotas
Noemi Alcotas

EAST HONOLULU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Crews continue to search for a missing woman identified as Noemi Alcotas in waters off Hanauma Bay.

The search for two hikers began around 1 p.m. Friday after two unattended bags were found on the rocks near an area known as the "rock bridge."

Ocean Safety lifeguards on Jet Skis recovered the body of a 34-year-old man floating in the water around 3 p.m.

"It was actually close to the shoreline," said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Kevin Mokulehua. "Fire personnel who were conducting the search on land as well as personnel on watercraft spotted the body and brought the body to shore."

Officials believe the man and his female companion hiked out to the spot and ran into trouble.

Helicopters from the fire department the Coast Guard spend more than four hours searching the area Friday afternoon, while divers made three underwater searches without finding anything.

"We need to do our best to search the area, and we'll continue to search until we do determine otherwise," said Mokulehua.

Crime Stoppers and Honolulu Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating Alcotas, who suffers from a medical condition that requires daily medication.

Police said Alcotas is 34 years old with brown hair, brown eyes, around 5 feet, and weighing in around 130 pounds. Her Facebook page said she attended Farrington High School, Kapiolani Community College and the University of Phoenix. It also includes several pictures of her hiking around Hanauma Bay in the past two months, including one of her on the trail that eventually leads to the rock bridge.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone.

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