Nick Tachino search Olomana


THE FAMILY OF A MISSING OAHU MAN IS ASKING FOR HELP. POLICE SAY 51-YEAR-OLD NICK TACHINO WAS LAST SEEN LEAVING WORK ON SEPTEMBER 23RD. HOWEVER HIS CAR WAS FOUND NEAR THE OLOMANA TRAIL. AND AS NIKKI SCHENFELD FINDS OUT. IT’S A PLACE HE WENT TO OFTEN. NIKKI? NIKKI: FAINT OF HEART. I’M TOLD TACHINO LOVES HIKING THERE SO MUCH SO THAT HIS FRIENDS HAVE EVEN DUBBED HIM THE MAYOR OF OLOMANA. NICK TACHINO’S BROTHER SAID NICK LEFT WORK AROUND 12-30 PM ON MONDAY SEPT. 23. NATHAN TACHINO/NICK’S BROTHER: “FROM WORK WE THINK HE WENT HOME, CHANGED, GOT HIS GEAR AND FROM PEARL CITY HOME DROVE HERE SO THE EARLIEST HE WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE IS PROBABLY 1:30 HERE OUTSIDE OLOMANA TRAIL.” HIKED OLOMANA THAT DAY OR POSSIBLY SAW TACHINO TO CALL THEM. NATHAN TACHINO/NICK’S BROTHER: “LET US KNOW SO WE CAN PIN POINT IS MASSIVE THERE’S 3 PEAKS.” FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY TACHINO TYPICALLY RUNS OLOMANA’S TRAILS AND HELPS UPKEEP THE HIKING TRAIL NATHAN TACHINO/NICK’S BROTHER: “HE WOULD GO UP THERE, SWITCH THE ROPES IF THEY GOT BRITTLE.” NATHAN TACHINO/NICK’S BROTHER: “HE WOULD TRY AND HEPL TOURIST UP THERE AND SHOW THEM THE SAFE TRAILS SO IF ANYBODY COULD SURVIVE FOR 2 WEEKS IT WOULD BE HIM.” H-F-D AND DLNR HELPED IN THE SEARCH IN THE BEGINNING. NOW THE FAMILY IS ASKING EXPERT HIKERS TO HELP. TODAY ABOUT 40 VOLUNTEERS SHOWED UP INCLUDING SEARCH AND RESCUER CHRIS BERQUIST. WHO HELPED FIND AMANDA ELLER IN JULY.FLEW IN FROM MAUI TO ASSIST CHRIS BERQUIST/STAT RESCUE: “THIS IS REALLY INTENSE TERRAIN AND IF YOU ARE AN EXPERIECNDE REPPELLER, MOUNTAINEER, CAVER REACH OUT TO US AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN USE THSOE SKILLS.” HONOLULU POLICE ORIGINALLY SAID TACHINO MIGHT BE EMOTIONALLY DISTRAIGHT BUT HIS BROTHER SAYS OTHERWISE NATHAN TACHINO/NICK’S BROTHER: “HE HAD BEEN MAKING PLANS TO DO OTHER TYPES OF TRAVEL SO FROM ALL INDICATIONS FROM HIS COMMUNICATION WITH OTHER FRIENDS HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO ENJOYING MORE OF LIFE AND NOT CUTTING IT SHORT SO NO WE DON’T THINK THE FAMILY WE DON’T THINK HE WAS DISTRAUGHT.” NATHAN TACHINO/NICK’S BROTHER: “HE’S STRONG, HE CAN SURVIVE THIS WE JUST GOT TO FIND HIM.” NIKKI: THE TRAIL CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS… SO ONLY EXPERIENCED HIKERS ARE BEING ASKED TO VOLUNTEER. IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR THE FAMILY A PHONE NUMBER WILL BE POSTED TO OUR WEBSITE AT KHON DOT COM THE GROUP WILL MEET AT MAUNAWILI VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PARK TOMORROW AT 8 AM. SAM: WE HAD BREEZY TRADE WINDS FOR THE PAST WEEK, BUT THE WINDS

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  1. Nick is a VERY GOOD FRIEND!!! He's a happy-go-lucky guy with an honest outlook on life. Hope he is handling whatever problem he encountered along his path. He IS strong! Our positive energy is with you Nick-O!!! You Da MAN!

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