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Search Operation Underway for Missing Lāwaʻi man

Posted May 9, 2022, 11:07 AM HST ·Updated May 10, 11:33 AM

Moses Gardner

Multiple agencies are conducting search operations for a Lāwaʻi man who went missing after hiking into Kōke‘e in the vicinity of the Miloliʻi Ridge Road on Sunday, May 8.

Fifty-year-old Moses Gardner was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and carrying a camouflage backpack. Gardner is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighs 240 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and is of Hawaiian descent.

The multi-agency search party includes the Kauaʻi Police Department, Kauaʻi Fire Department, Kauaʻi Search and Rescue Team and the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Further details will be provided by the Kauaʻi Police Department as the case progresses.

Anyone with information about Gardner’s whereabouts is urged to call KPD Dispatch at 808-241-1711 or Crime Stoppers Kauaʻi at 808-246-8300.