Coast Guard and local agencies search for possible person in the water

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a person who reportedly jumped into the waters off Point Panic, Kaka’ako Waterfront Park, early Tuesday morning.

Sector Honolulu search and rescue coordinators were notified by the Honolulu Fire Department of the incident at 1:10 a.m. Two fishermen in the area witnessed what appeared to be a male individual, 100 yards away, climb down the rocks lining Point Panic and disappear from sight. The fishermen reported not seeing the individual jump in the water but heard and saw a distinctive splash.

A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Honolulu arrived on scene at 1:46 a.m. and conducted a search of the immediate shoreline. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point arrived at approximately 3:36 a.m. and commenced an aerial search of the area. Honolulu Fire Department crews launched a rescue boat and helicopter at approximately 1:15 a.m.

Coast Guard rescue crews, working closely with crews from the Honolulu Fire Department, continue to search the area Tuesday morning. There have been no missing person reports filed since initial notification. The Coast Guard encourages members of the public with information pertaining to this incident to contact the Coast Guard operation center at 808-842-2606.

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