HONOLULU- U.S. Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department crews are searching for a snorkeler who went missing in the vicinity of the Aston Kaanapali resort on Maui Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Rescue crews are looking for any signs of Bryce Esler, a 20-year-old Caucasian male wearing black shorts. Esler is on vacation and was snorkeling alone.
A rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point, a Coast Guard Station Maui boatcrew, and Maui Fire Department personnel are searching offshore near the resort.
Maui Fire Department personnel contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 11:45 a.m. and Coast Guard crews were on scene at noon.
Coast Guard crews plan to search throughout the night.