MAUNA KEA, Hawaii, AP -- Family and firefighters are giving up their search for a 67-year-old Michigan man who disappeared December 5 in a blizzard atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea.
Brian Murphy of the Detroit suburb of Plymouth told an employee at a 9,000-foot-level visitors center that he wanted to hike to the 13,796-foot summit.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the summit a few hours later, and a friend reported him missing that night.
Murphy's sisters-in-law, Sarah O'Hare and Bridget Wallman, traveled from Detroit to join in the search but planned to fly home Monday.
Firefighters called off their search Sunday after acknowledging the difficulty of finding someone in such a vast area.
why cant some people just sit on the beach and try and pick up hawiian chicks like everyone else. you had to go to hawaii to get lost in a blizzard? hell you could have saved a crapload of cash and got lost in michigans u.p. like normal folk. i hear they got snow there.......