The body of a 75-year old man was recovered from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, after he moved to a closed section and fell to his death.
Authorities on Hawaii’s Big Island have recovered the body of a 75-year-old man who is believed to have fallen from a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes national park, where visitors in past months have been trying to get a glimpse of a glowing lava lake from an eruption of the Kilauea volcano.
Family members had reported the man missing from the park early on Monday, the National Park Service said. Officials believe the accident occurred late on Sunday evening.
Park rangers and firefighters had searched through the night to locate the missing man, and eventually recovered his body 100ft (30.48m) below the crater rim of the Uēkahuna viewing area at the summit of the Kilauea volcano.
Why anyone would visit an active volcano is beyond me, especially the elderly. It’s a shame about the man, but good grief, where were his family members?