Coast Guard calls off search for missing Big Island opihi picker

Missing O Picker

HILO, Hawaii (AP) – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for an opihi picker reported missing off Hilo.

Thirty-year-old Peter Mahoe was last seen Thursday afternoon climbing down a cliff face where he was picking opihi near Cape Kumukahi.

Mahoe reportedly wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

The search was called off Sunday night after searching more than 1,400 square miles from the air and on the water, with help from the county fire department.



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