Tragic Fall: Father-of-Two Plunges to His Death While Hiking in Hawaii

Father-of-Two Tragically Falls to His Death in Hawaii While Hiking

In a heart-wrenching incident in Hawaii, a father-of-two from California, USA, met a tragic end when he fell to his death during a hiking expedition.

Mark DeBarr, aged 66, was hiking near the Waipo’o Falls in Kōkeʻe State Park when the fatal accident occurred on Friday morning, September 22, as reported by the Kaua‘i Police Department.

Emergency Response and Recovery Efforts

Following the tragic fall, a multi-agency response effort was launched, involving police and emergency personnel, to recover Mark DeBarr’s body from the location approximately 120 feet below the Waipo’o Falls.

Wedding Anniversary Celebration Precedes the Tragedy

The heart-wrenching incident occurred only four days after Mark DeBarr celebrated his 41st wedding anniversary with his wife, Maureen.

Pictures from this joyous occasion were shared on his Facebook page, underscoring the abruptness and sadness of the subsequent events.

No Foul Play Suspected, Autopsy Pending

The Kaua‘i Police Department has clarified that there is no suspicion of foul play in the tragic death of Mark DeBarr.

An autopsy to determine the exact cause of his passing is currently pending.

Expressions of Grief and Fond Memories

Mark DeBarr’s best friend of 48 years, Doug Brooker, took to Facebook to express his “immense sadness” at the loss of his dear friend.

Brooker shared photographs of Mark and described the tragic circumstances surrounding his passing during a family vacation in Hawaii.

He highlighted Mark’s remarkable personality and the love he received from those who knew him.

Kristen Privett, another close acquaintance of Mark DeBarr, also paid tribute on Facebook, sharing cherished moments captured in photographs.

She emphasized the enduring legacy Mark leaves behind, celebrating his commitment to family, friends, fun, good music, and quality time spent together.

Despite the profound sorrow, the memories of Mark DeBarr continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

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