Coast Guard crews search for missing man

HONOLULU – Oahu-based Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing man who was reported overboard approximately 600 miles north of American Samoa.

Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center watchstanders here received the call Friday at 10 a.m. from the crew of the 207-foot fishing vessel Sea Fox. Sea Fox crewmembers last saw the man Thursday at about 5:30 p.m. and determined the man went overboard at approximately 2 a.m. Friday.

An aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point launched an HC-130 Hercules aircraft at approximately 1 p.m. Friday and will conduct a search of the last known position of the missing crewmember.

The crew aboard the Sea Fox is conducting their own search using a helicopter aboard the ship.

It is unknown if the missing crewmember was wearing a life jacket at the time he reportedly went overboard.

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