Body of missing Big Island fisherman found

Coast Guard identified man as Charles Lyon

Published  11:29 AM HST Feb 06, 2013
KEAAU, Hawaii -

Search and recovery crews found the body of a fisherman Wednesday along the shoreline at Hawaiian Paradise Park on the east side of the Big Island who was missing since Tuesday night, according to Hawaii County fire officials.

Fire crews responded Wednesday morning at 5:50 a.m. to Ala Heiau Road at the end of Makuu Drive.

The man was found on the rocky shoreline being pushed up by the large surf, according to fire officials.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene.  Family members identified the man.

The Coast Guard identified the man as 31-year-old Charles Lyon of Keaau.

“This is a terrible loss and we offer our deepest sympathies to the Lyon family during this difficult time,” said Cmdr. Steven Wheeler, Sector Honolulu search and rescue mission coordinator.

The Coast Guard helped in the search and recovery.

Big Island police have initiated a coroner's inquest investigation.

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