Rescue crews searching for missing Kailua diver

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU – The Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department rescue crews are searching for a missing 50-year-old male free diver near Kailua Bay, Oahu Saturday.

Christopher Nee, the diver, is described as a male Oahu resident and experienced free diver, 5’ 10 inches and weighing approximately 190 pounds with dark hair.

He entered Kailua Bay to dive with a friend at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday and was last seen wearing a black wet suit top, red swim trunks and carrying a blue and white boogie board with a dive flag. His friend emerged from the dive at approximately 8 p.m. and noticed the missing man’s car was still in the parking lot.

Honolulu County Fire Department personnel contacted the Coast Guard’s Sector Honolulu Command Center at approximately 11 p.m. to request assistance with the search.

Rescue crews with the MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, homeported in Hilo, Hawaii, the 45-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Honolulu and the Honolulu Fire Department helicopter are participating in the search.

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