Monday, February 11, 2013

UPDATE: Big Island police locate missing Airsoft player

UPDATE: Big Island police have located a 20-year-old man who was reported missing on Sunday in the Ookala area.

Big Island police are asking for the public's help in locating a 20-year-old man who was reported missing.

Daysen Masuda was last seen Sunday in area of Ookala on the Big Island.

According to the Hawaii County Fire Department, a group of 40 Airsoft members were searching for a Masuda after their lunch break. They conducted several searches of the area with no luck prior to HFD and HPD arrival.

HPD, HFD, and group members searched the area until dark.

HFD continued the search for Masuda at first light Monday, utilizing Chopper-1.

Officials say the Airsoft game area is a 21-acre heavily forested area with ravines, and surrounded by large eucalyptus forests.

Masuda is described as 5-foot-6, 150-160 pounds with short "buzzed" hair. He was last seen wearing black long sleeve T-shirt and camo pants.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Richard Miyamoto at 808-889-6540.

Detective Miyamoto may also be reached by email at

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