Coast Guard searching for suspected missing person off Kauai

Coast Guard searching for suspected missing person off Kauai
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire and Ocean Safety are searching for Vladimir Sukhoparov, 58, off of the Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue, Sunday. “Mr. Sukhoparov was last seen on a run wearing black swim trunks,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Leoan Concepcion, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstander....

Joint Interagency mass rescue exercise conducted successfully on Kauai

Joint Interagency mass rescue exercise conducted successfully on Kauai
Two 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews await further instructions in Hanamaulu Bay, Hawaii, April 26, 2019, during a mass rescue exercise.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) LIHUE, Hawaii — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department, HDOT Airports Division, HDOT Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Section, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Kauai Police Department, American Medical...

Interagency mass rescue exercise to take place on Kauai Friday

Interagency mass rescue exercise to take place on Kauai Friday
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department, HDOT Airports Division, HDOT Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Section, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Kauai Police Department, American Medical Response, and Wilcox Medical Center are scheduled to conduct a full-scale mass rescue exercise Friday, April 26,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Kauai

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Kauai
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a swimmer missing off Lydgate Beach, Kauai, Monday evening. Darall Pascua, 55, remains missing. “We express our deepest sympathy to the Pascua family and friends,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Dustin Costa, a command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu....

Coast Guard, Navy respond to boat grounding off Niihau Island

Coast Guard, Navy respond to boat grounding off Niihau Island
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 flies near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito) HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy responded Friday to a vessel in distress on the northern side of Niihau Island. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct SAR exercise off Kauai, Thursday

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct SAR exercise off Kauai, Thursday
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services and Kauai Police Department are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise off Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, Thursday. The exercise will take place on the water and in the air off Poipu with Coast Guard and local agencies...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing snorkeler off Kauai

Coast Guard suspends search for missing snorkeler off Kauai
Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island file photo by Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU —The Coast Guard suspended the active search Monday for a missing snorkeler who went missing off Tunnels Beach Park on the north side of Kauai, Friday. “The decision to suspend an active search is never an easy one and our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends during this difficult time,” said...

Coast Guard, fire department searching for missing snorkeler off Kauai

Coast Guard, fire department searching for missing snorkeler off Kauai
Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island file photo by Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU, Hawaii — Responders from the Coast Guard and Kauai Fire Department are searching for missing snorkeler off Tunnels Beach Park on the north side of Kauai, Friday. The man is reportedly 46-years-old, 5-foot 7-inches in height and about 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing dark board...

Coast Guard suspends active search for 5 Army aviators off Oahu

Coast Guard suspends active search for 5 Army aviators off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Walnut file photo by Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search at noon Monday for five Army aviators who went missing Tuesday night approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point. “A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact and I know I speak for the entire Coast Guard...