Missing man found safe

Missing Wailua man Mark Maurin was found alive and well in Hanakapi‘ai by Kaua‘i Police Department detectives Friday afternoon.

Maurin was reported missing at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

According to a report, Maurin was last seen at around 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, when a friend dropped him off at the Kalalau trailhead at Ke‘e Beach.

Maurin told a friend he planned to hike the trail from Ke‘e Beach to Kalalau Valley, where he was going to camp for the weekend, according to a press release. Maurin was scheduled to return to Ke‘e Beach to be picked up by the same friend at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Maurin, however, did not show up for the scheduled pickup.

At Hanakapi‘ai Friday, he reported he did not require medical treatment and was going to head back to Ha‘ena.

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