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Navy assisting in search for missing Hawaii hiker

Daylenn "Moke" Pua Daylenn "Moke" Pua
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (HawaiiNewsNow) -

U.S. Navy assets in Hawaii are participating in the search for a hiker on Oahu who has been missing since Friday evening, Feb. 27. The search is in consultation with the Honolulu Fire Department.

The "Easyriders" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, are equipped with multispectral targeting system capabilities, after they received a request from the FAA to support an overland search for 17-year-old Daylenn "Moke" Pua. 

The multi-spectral targeting system (MTS) uses advanced forward-looking infrared technology, visible electro-optical imagery, and laser designation and illumination that provides superior tracking capability. The MTS also features multiple fields of view, electronic zoom, and multimode video tracking. 

The Navy will be searching along the ridgeline above the Haiku Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven, with a maximum elevation of 3,150 feet. 

HFD announced Tuesday afternoon they were suspending the search for the missing Big Island teen after checking out one last lead but didn't find anything. 

The Easyriders are based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe.

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HFD suspends search for missing hiker

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