Missing Polish scientist may be on Kaua‘i

Officials with the Honolulu and Kaua‘i police departments are asking for the public’s help with finding a Polish visitor.

According to the police, Piotr Drabik, a visiting fellow at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, was dropped off by a friend at an airport in Edmonton, Canada on Sept. 1. He told his friend that he would be catching a Delta Airlines flight to Hawai‘i and planned to go hiking in the mountains and visit a volcano. He also said that he intended to return to Canada on Sept. 8.

Drabik has not been seen or heard from since he left Canada.

Authorities believe that Drabik may be on Kaua‘i because a record check with a local airline indicated that upon his arrival in the islands on Sept. 1, he purchased a one-way ticket and boarded a plane headed to Kaua‘i at 4 p.m. that same afternoon, states a KPD press release.

Drabik, 34, is approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and close-cropped, dark brown hair. He has a goatee, mustache and a bird-like cross tattoo on his upper left arm.

Drabik is of Caucasian descent.

Anyone with information about Drabik is urged to call KPD Dispatch at 241-1711, KPD Missing Person Unit at 241-1696 during normal business hours, Crime Stoppers at 241-1887 or the Honolulu Police Department at (808) 529-3115.

• The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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