Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing diver

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU – Coast Guard Sector Honolulu has suspended the search for a possible missing diver off of Kahe Point Electric Beach Sunday.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched to the scene to search in coordination with Ocean Safety.

The helicopter completed its planned search and due to lack of evidence of distress or any correlating missing persons reports the Coast Guard suspended the search.

The passenger vessel Kai Oli Oli recovered an orange dive float and flag approximately 100 yards off Electric Beach Sunday. The Coast Guard in conjunction with Ocean Safety conducted an investigation into possible ownership of the recovered dive float without success. Although no one appeared to be in distress in the immediate area, the Coast Guard conducted a search as a precaution.

Despite suspending the search, the Coast Guard is asking anyone with information in identifying the owner of the dive float to contact the Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.

The Coast Guard advises the public to label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches.

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