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Rescue crews search for woman swept away by Wailuku River

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Fire crews have resumed their search on Tuesday for a 62-year-old woman who went missing after she was pulled downstream by a fast-moving current in the Wailuku River.

Crews responded at around 5:50 p.m. Monday to an area known as Boiling Pots. A man reported that he and the woman were swimming in an upper pond when the current started pulling them downstream. Both tried to swim to the river bank, but only the man was able to make it safely.

Firefighters couldn’t search the water because conditions were too rough, but they searched by air and ground with no signs of the woman. The search was suspended later Monday, but resumed at first light Tuesday. 

A fire official said the woman is the owner of a bed and breakfast in Kona.

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