Coast Guard suspends search for missing surfer off Kauai

Coast Guard suspends search for missing surfer off Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the missing 41-year-old male surfer off Rock Quarry Beach, Thursday evening. “A total of 40 searches were conducted covering 631 square miles totaling 95 hours of active searching,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Hoek, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Honolulu. “We have suspended the search pending any new information,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Kauai

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Kauai
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for Matthew Preziose off Lumaha’i Beach, Tuesday. Preziose, 26-years-old, remains missing. The active search has been suspended pending further information. “During this case our crews have worked closely with the Kauai Fire Department, Kauai Ocean Safety,...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing surfer off Kauai

Coast Guard, partners search for missing surfer off Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Navy, and Kauai first responders are searching for a missing 41-year-old male surfer off Rock Quarry Beach, Tuesday. The surfer was last seen wearing camo shorts and waterway users are requested to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress and report any information to the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600. At 7:45, p.m., Monday, Sector Honolulu watchstanders...

Coast Guard, partners continue search for missing swimmer off Kauai

Coast Guard, partners continue search for missing swimmer off Kauai
The Coast Guard and Kauai County first responders continue to search for a 26-year-old missing swimmer off Lumaha’i Beach, Kauai, March 7, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Kauai) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Kauai County first responders continue to search for a 26-year-old missing swimmer off Lumaha’i Beach, Monday. The male swimmer is described as wearing dark-blue...

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariner off Oahu after 6-day search

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariner off Oahu after 6-day search
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — Coast Guard and partner agencies have rescued Philip Grenz, the operator of the disabled sailing vessel Epic, approximately 310-nautical miles southwest of Oahu, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart rescued Grenz, last seen Sept. 2, 2021, and is currently transporting him back to Oahu. Grenz...

Coast Guard, partners continue search for missing mariner off Kauai

Coast Guard, partners continue search for missing mariner off Kauai
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews and partners are searching for Philip Grenz, a 67 year-old male last seen departing Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, towards Haleiwa, Oahu, Tuesday. The mariner is operating the 42-foot sailing vessel Epic with a black-hull and teak deck. Multiple Coast Guard air and surface crews are searching with assistance...

Coast Guard, Kauai County to hold search and rescue exercise off Kauai

Coast Guard, Kauai County to hold search and rescue exercise off Kauai
Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and County of Kauai are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) off the southern coast of the island, Thursday. A SAREX is an exercise designed to evaluate notification and response procedures and identify shortfalls in communication and coordination...

Coast Guard, partners medevac mariners off Kauai

Coast Guard, partners medevac mariners off Kauai
MH-60 Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy successfully rescued two mariners from the shores off Kilauea, Kilua, Thursday. A Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 MH-60 Seahawk aircrew transported the mariners to Lihue airport where they were met by EMS. They were reported to be in stable condition. “This case highlights...

Coast Guard rescues swimmer off Kauai

Coast Guard rescues swimmer off Kauai
Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a swimmer who was swept out to sea off Ninini Beach, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew retrieved the swimmer and brought him to shore. There were no injuries reported. “This case is a good example of how important the...