Maui woman credits
psychic in finding lost

WAILUKU >> A Maui woman said she found a lost Alzheimer's patient in good shape through the help of a psychic.

Lissa Kahiamoe said she was knocking on doors near the Haiku Community Center, where 73-year-old Gaelic Delara was last seen, when she met a psychic yesterday morning.

Kahiamoe said the psychic told her, "She's in the tall trees but in the low brush lying down."

Delara, who also is a diabetic, left her home behind the community center sometime after 11 p.m. Sunday and was later seen at 7:10 p.m. Monday near the recycling bin area in Haiku, then on Haiku Road fronting the Horizon School near the Haiku Post Office at 10:30 a.m., friends said.

Delara was found in a gulch about a quarter-mile from the Haiku Community Center along the Maliko-mauka side of Hana Highway.

Kahiamoe, who is a family friend, said although she spoke with the psychic earlier, her assigned task yesterday morning was to make missing person signs for Delara.

She said after making some signs, she was returning to Haiku when she suddenly had a hunch that Delara was nearby and stopped her car.

She walked along the highway guardrail down the road from the recycling center and examined the brush and found Delara lying down.

"She said she was just resting," Kahiamoe said.

Acting Assistant Fire Chief Alan Pascua said Delara was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku.

Pascua said Delara had a few bruises and was shaken but was generally in good health.


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