WAILUA, Hawaii (AP) - Authorities say they have found the body of a female hiker who went missing over the weekend on the island of Kauai.
Kauai Fire Chief Robert Westerman says the hiker's body was found early Sunday in a stream.
Westerman says in a statement that the hiker had been trying to cross the stream Saturday along the Ka'apoko Tunnels Trail with a group of people when she slipped, fell and was swept away.
He says the woman grabbed onto a rock downstream, but when the group hiked to that spot, she was no longer there. After a fruitless search, the group called for help.
Westerman says that after authorities searched for the woman by air Saturday night and Sunday morning, her body was found at 7:04 a.m. in the stream.
Authorities are withholding the woman's name until her family has been notified.
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