HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department are searching for a man swept out to sea near Kahului, Maui, Tuesday.
Missing is a 34-year-old Caucasian man last seen wearing dark shorts, no shirt with a shaved head.
Currently searching are an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and HC-130 Hercules airplane crew, both from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ahi and ground crews from Coast Guard Station Maui.
Maui Fire Department is searching with a helicopter crew and additional ground crews are conducting shoreline searches. An incident command post has been established at Olivine Tide Pools.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center were notified at 9:15 p.m., Monday, of two people swept out to sea near the Olivine Tide Pools. One person was recovered and safely transported to Maui Memorial reportedly in stable condition.
The Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast requesting that mariners in the area keep a sharp look out and report any sighting to command center watchstanders at 808-842-2600.
On-scene weather conditions are reportedly winds 24 mph with waves at 9 feet.