Search grows for Hawaii hiker missing for more than a week

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HAWAII (NBC News) – A group of volunteers are descending upon the Big Island of Hawaii in search of a missing hiker.

Kyle Brittain, 27, hasn’t been seen since he set off alone on a hike nine days ago.

"Knowing he's out there is killing me," Steve Brittain, Kyle's father said. "I was up at 3:30 this morning praying we can find him today."

Steve says Kyle has been hiking since he was 3 years old and decided to hike alone this time.

Kyle's car was found, but no sign of him.

Kyle was called a hero five years ago when he rescued his mom from a fire.

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