Coast Guard rescue crews search for missing kayaker

HONOLULU – Rescue personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting local rescue crews in the search for a kayaker missing in Kapa’a Beach Park since Saturday evening.

The kayaker, Miguel Serrino, 26, from the Big Island, was last seen wearing multi-colored shorts and a dark blue T-shirt.

The Coast Guard currently has an HH-65 rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point searching and also plans to use a C-130 search plane aircrew to search for Serrino.

Hawaii County Fire Department personnel contacted the Coast Guard’s Sector Honolulu command center shortly after 8:30 a.m. Sunday to request assistance with the search.

The Civil Air Patrol is also assisting with search efforts.

Anyone with information concerning Serrino’s whereabouts should contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu immediately at 808-842-2600.

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