Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Champagne Pond, Big Island

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Champagne Pond, Big Island
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in the vicinity of Champagne Ponds, Big Island, Hawai’i, Sunday. Missing is 31-year-old Logan Whitfield of Canada. Whitfield is described at 5’10”, 170 lbs, with short black hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing black swim trunks, a black...

Kamokuna Lava Delta Safety Zone Update in vicinity of Kilauea lava flow into Pacific Ocean

Kamokuna Lava Delta Safety Zone Update in vicinity of Kilauea lava flow into Pacific Ocean
Image courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to enforce the temporary Kamokuna Lava Delta Safety Zone for the navigable waters surrounding the Kilauea Volcano active lava flow entry into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Big Island, Hawai’i. According to the U.S. Geologic Survey, several large cracks have developed in the lava delta, running parallel...

Body of missing fisherman found on Big Island, search suspended

Body of missing fisherman found on Big Island, search suspended
HONOLULU – Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews suspended their search for a missing 30-year-old fisherman near South Point, Big Island, Monday. At approximately 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators were notified by Hawaii County Fire Department of the missing fisherman. Coast Guard and fire department rescue crews conducted extensive round the clock land,...

Coast Guard to remove Kauhola lighthouse on Hawaii’s Big Island

HAWI, Big Island — After several years of consultation with State of Hawaii historic preservation officials, the U.S. Coast Guard has determined the best course of action for a lighthouse at a rapidly eroding site on the Big Island is its removal.