Coast Guard and local search crews look for missing snorkeler

HONOLULU – U.S. Coast Guard, Maui Fire Department and Maui Police Department crews were searching for a missing snorkeler in the vicinity of Black Rock Beach on Maui, Thursday.

Rescue crews are looking for any signs of a 54-year old woman last seen approximately 150 yards from the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa.

She was last seen wearing a blue swimsuit and fins. She is reported to not be wearing a lifejacket.

The Coast Guard was contacted at approximately 4:30 p.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 4:45 p.m. Coast Guard Station Maui launched their 45-foot Response Boat Medium and an aircrew launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point to assist in the search.

Coast Guard crews planned to search throughout the night.

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