A man who was hiking Hawaii’s Olomana Trail apparently plummeted the thousands of hoofs to his death on Sunday after he tried to grab his hat, marking the fourth death connected with hazardous road since 2011.
A coworker linked the main victims as Nathan Stowell, 25.
The victim plunted off Mount Olomana’s third pinnacle, near Kailua, around 10:50 a.m ., Hawaii News Now reported, quoting the Honolulu Fire Department.
Firefighters had to comb through a wooded domain and ask a hiker to shake a tree before they discovered the body just after midday, Fire Captain Kevin Mokulehua said.
Stowell’s body was find roughly 400 feet below the hiking path, where he was enunciated dead.
The Olomana Trail is strenuous — a 4.5 -mile rocky path spread across three different rocky peaks, according to SummitPost.org.
While the first pinnacle is the “highest and offers the best opinions, ” it’s the mountain’s third crest — where Stowell fell to his death — that “offers the greatest clambering challenge.”
Hikers told KHON the footpath was obscured from rain this past weekend. One hiker, Dale Yoshuizu, told the station that while he’d done the hike “a lot of days … it acquires you recognizing also that no matter how many times you’ve done the hike you need to be careful.”
Barney Griggs, a spokesperson for the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club, said anyone who wants to hike the Olomana Trail “should be an experienced hiker.”
“You need to have a certain sum of physical conditioning, because you are clambering almost the entire meter, ” Griggs told Hawaii News Now. “Novices have no business being on that hike.”
James Keener, of Hawaii Fresh Farms where Stowell ran, according to his Facebook page, wrote that the 25 -year-old was like a son to him and “died the channel he lived, taking likelihoods, and living everyday to its fullest.”
In 2015, a boy from Florida man expired after falling about 200 paws from the path. An off-duty firefighter died in 2014 and a social worker died in 2011, both from falling off the trail.
The Associated Press contributed to this report .