Search continues for missing surfer on North Shore

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU- The search continues Thursday for a missing surfer near Alligator Rock, south of Waimea Bay.

The surfer, Kirk Passmore of Haleiwa, was last seen Wednesday. Passmore’s surfboard was located onshore.

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island searched through the night Wednesday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu joined the search Thursday. Galveston Island will search through Thursday night.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center were notified of the missing man Wednesday by the Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety.

The Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety are also searching with air, land and ocean assets. They will suspend their search at sundown and resume searching at first light.

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