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Coast Guard, HFD Search For Missing Paddler Off Big Island – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-09 04:24:02 –

June 5, 2021, 2:26 pm (HST)
* Updated at 14:34 on June 5th

Paddler went missing off the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Coast Guard and the Hawaii County Fire Department reported looking for a missing paddler after a canoe was found a mile away from Honaunau Beach on Saturday, June 5.

At 10:35 am, Honolulu sector observers received a report from the Hawaii County Fire Department that a good Samaritan had found a canoe offshore.

The canoe turned out to be that of a paddler that I regularly bring out nearby. His car was found on the beach with the phone inside.

Observers issue emergency marine information broadcast notices to seafarers, launch air force base barber points HC-130 Hercules and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, and Coast Guard cutter William Hart (WPC 1134). I made a detour and searched this area.

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The Hawaii County Fire Department also deployed ground crew, helicopter crew, and boat crew. Good Samaritans on recreational boats are also helping out in the search.

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The 66-year-old Paddler is described as 5 feet tall, 8 inches high, and weighs 155 pounds. The last time he was seen was wearing white long-sleeved rush guards and black boardshorts. Waterway users in the area were asked to carefully monitor for signs of distress and were informed. Those who are will be asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center (808-842-2600).

The weather at the site is less than a foot of windy and changing winds.



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