Coast Guard rescue crews join search for Kauai hiker

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU — Coast Guard air crews are searching for a man in his 40’s to 50’s that was reported swept out to sea near Hanakapiai Stream on the NaPali Coast, Kauai, Saturday.

Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators received a call from Kauai Fire Department personnel at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, requesting assistance locating a man last seen attempting to cross a stream when he was knocked down and not seen. The man was reported wearing a white hat and dark clothing.

An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew, from Air Station Barbers Point, will search through the night. Kauai Fire Department helicopter, Air 1, and Civil Air Patrol searched through this afternoon with no sightings. The Kauai Fire Department has suspended their search and will continue at first light Sunday.

“The Coast Guard is asking anyone with any information regarding this case to contact the Sector Command Center at 808-842-2600,” said Mr. Darin McCracken, search and rescue controller with Sector Command Center Honolulu.

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