Rescue crews suspend search for overboard fisherman off Hawaii Kai

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU – The search for a missing 57-year-old fisherman reported overboard approximately 13 miles south of Hawaii Kai was suspended pending any further developments at approximately 7:05 p.m., Saturday.

The Coast Guard’s search area covered 117 square miles over a 10-hour period.

The fisherman’s wife notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 8:50 a.m. that her husband fell overboard while fishing aboard the vessel Ikaika. He was not wearing a lifejacket. She was also aboard the Ikaika at the time of the accident.

Crewmembers aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Honolulu, the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island and an aircrew piloting an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point assisted in the search.

Maritime accidents can occur quickly and without warning. The Coast Guard recommends mariners wear life jackets at all times while on the water.

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