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Search efforts underway for 3 hikers missing on separate Hawaii trails

Multiple agencies are continuing land and ocean searches for a 23-year-old hiker who went missing on a popular East Oahu trail over the weekend.
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 6:18 AM HST|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 10:21 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Multiple agencies are continuing land and ocean searches for a 23-year-old hiker who went missing on a popular East Oahu trail over the weekend.

Authorities said Chase Ingalls was last heard from on Friday and was said to have been hiking the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

Pearl Ingrall, Chase’s mom said he loves the outdoors and that it wasn’t uncommon for him to go hiking alone.

She adds that he is very independent.

“Chase is an awesome kid, he is loving, caring, kind, patient, very to himself, but just really a great son,” said Pearl.

The last time she spoke with her son was on Friday.

She and the rest of the family were on the mainland for his twin brother’s graduation which was on Saturday.

Pearl says Chase was supposed to pick her up from the airport Sunday.

“And when I couldn’t get a hold of him, it was kind of alarming, but we had somebody else pick us up,” said Pearl. “And my main concern was to go back to my house to see if my car was there, my car wasn’t there.”

His backpack was found at the top of the trail on Saturday, and his car was still in the parking lot.

The police and fire departments, lifeguards and the U.S. Coast Guard are all helping with the search.

“We have our boat with our dive men and we also have our aircraft in the air,” said Honolulu Fire Dept. Batallion Chief Brett Mau. “And I have resources on the ground walking around doing ground search.”

“My family is very optimistic and we thrive on positivity so that’s what I’m clinging to,” said Pearl.

Ingalls is described as being 23-years-old, 6-foot-1 with brown hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Meanwhile on Kauai, authorities are searching for any sign of Moses Gardner, who went missing after going hiking in Kokee Sunday.

The 50-year-old from Lawai was hiking near the Puu Hinahina lookout. He’s described as 5 foot 9 and 240 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white T shirt, blue jeans and carrying a camo backpack.

In that search, Kauai police, fire and the state land department are all a part of the effort. KPD is encouraging anyone with information to contact them.

And over on Maui, a California man is also still missing as the search for Thomas Lockhart continues.

He was last seen on May 1. His family says they believe he was planning to run up the Pipiwai trail.

Sources say he is familiar with the area and has run the trail before.

Family members flew down to Maui to help with the search. Contact authorities with any information.

This story will be updated.

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