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Body Of Missing St. Petersburg Hiker Found In Hawaii

Aug 6, 2019

A St. Petersburg man who had been reported missing while hiking in Hawaii has been found dead.

Craig Pitt, 35, had not been seen since around noon last Wednesday, The Maui News reported.

Pitt's vehicle was found parked on the shoulder of Maui's Hana Highway Friday, authorities said. Maui police and fire personnel began searching the bamboo forest area Saturday.

During a search, authorities found the body of a man at the base of a waterfall. The body was positively identified through fingerprints as Pitt, police said on Sunday. The circumstances and cause of his death are still under investigation but police don't suspect foul play.

Pitt planned to hike on one of the trails along Hana Highway, authorities said. The 64-mile road runs near the coast in eastern Maui and connects Hana with Kahului.

The investigation remains active and Pitt's family members have been notified, police said.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.