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Honolulu Fire Department searching for woman swept away by flooded stream

Honolulu fire rescue divers search for the missing woman in the Nuuanu stream Honolulu fire rescue divers search for the missing woman in the Nuuanu stream
Missing woman Michelle Lynn Hahn (Image source: CrimeStoppers) Missing woman Michelle Lynn Hahn (Image source: CrimeStoppers)
NUUANU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu firefighters have not found any sign of a woman who was swept away by a swollen stream on Wednesday. 

Most days the Nuuanu stream flows tranquilly through the Liliuokalani Botanical Garden, but on Thursday water was still raging in the Nuuanu stream from a flash flood the night before.

Fast moving water swept 46-year-old Michelle Hahn out from under a bridge.  Officials say she had been living there. 

A friend who was with her said she and another man were holding on to one another, trying to get out.  He says she let go of him to grab her dog.
That was the last time he saw her.

"Initially HFD conducted searches from the point of the incident near Kuakini Street all the way down to Honolulu Harbor," said Honolulu Fire Department Captain David Jenkins.

With no sign of Hahn on the surface, a dive team was called in to scour deeper more treacherous areas.

"Visibility is zero. They're searching by hand," said Capt. Jenkins.

Divers completed a search of a pond below a short waterfall about noon. Investigators say nothing was found.

Officials say if they get any additional information, the search could resume. 

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