Big Island Police Searching for 48-Year-Old Missing Kayaker

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 48-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

Richard Gomez

Richard Gomez

Richard Gomez, entered the water in Hilo in a Kayak at 10 a.m. Friday (September 20) and has not been seen since. He may be headed for South Point.

He is described as 6-feet-tall, 175 pounds and bald with green eyes.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaiʻi Fire Department are assisting in the search.

Police ask anyone with information on Gomez’ whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or the Coast Guard Command Center on Oahu at (808) 842-2600.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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