Search suspended for second missing Maui hiker; only 1 body found

Search suspended for second missing Maui hiker; only 1 body found
The victim was found approximately 50 yards offshore where Waikamoi Stream enters the ocean. (Source: MFD)

MAUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Rescuers have recovered the body of one of two men who were reported missing after going hiking on Maui.

Meanwhile, the search for the second man was suspended Tuesday evening, according to the Maui Fire Department.

MFD found the first victim shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday. He was found approximately 50 yards offshore from where the Waikamoi Stream enters the ocean.

Maui police identified him as 27-year-old Angelo Ruiz of New Mexico.

Rescuers continued looking for the second man to no avail.

The search began Saturday evening after MFD received a call that the hikers disappeared off Waikamoi Trail.

Both men were in their 20s, and officials said they were on the trail while a flash flood watch was in effect.

Officials said that heavy rain and flooding in the area could have caused the hikers’ disappearance.

They advised the public to stay away from the area due to the potential for dangerous conditions.

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