Hiker dies on Big Island

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A man was found dead in a lava field on the Big Island Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters say the 56-year-old man was hiking with a friend when the man started having trouble.

The friend says he lost track of him and called firefighters for help.

They found the man dead in a lava field near the Kalapana Gardens subdivision.

Big island police are investigating.


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