Rescue crews continue to search for missing snorkeler off Kaanapali, Maui

HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department continue to coordinate search efforts for Bryce Essler, a 20-year-old Canadian man last seen Thursday afternoon snorkeling off the coast of Kaanapali on Maui. Search patterns have been planned for Coast Guard assets through the rest of the day and into the night.

Coast Guard, Maui rescue crews search for missing snorkeler

HONOLULU- U.S. Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department crews are searching for a snorkeler who went missing in the vicinity of the Aston Kaanapali resort on Maui Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Rescue crews are looking for any signs of Bryce Esler, a 20-year-old Caucasian male wearing black shorts. Esler is on vacation and was snorkeling alone. A rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point, a Coast Guard...

U.S. Coast Guardsmen, Auxiliary join Molokai residents for Native Hawaiian festival

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael De Nyse KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii – U.S. Coast Guardsmen from units on Kauai and Maui partnered with local Coast Guard Auxiliarists on Molokai to celebrate giving gifts to the “alii” (the ruling chief) and compete in team games during a Native Hawaiian festival featuring ancient ceremonies, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2010.

U.S. Coast Guard dedicates new 45-foot small boat at Station Maui

MAALAEA, Maui, Hawaii — The U.S. Coast Guard held a blessing and dedication ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 21, at its small boat station in Maalaea on Maui for a new small boat.

Coast Guard Auxiliary and Station Maui crews assist snorkeler off Maui

HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member and rescue boat crew from Station Maui assisted an unresponsive snorkeler off a charter dive vessel near Molokini Crater Wednesday morning. Donald Burns, a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14, received a call at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from the master of the dive vessel Ocean Odyssey, who reported an unresponsive 35-year-old male snorkeler needing...

U.S. Coast Guard air crew rescues free diver off Lanai

HONOLULU — At approximately 11:35 a.m. today, an air crew aboard a U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a Lanai free diver who had been reported missing more than four nautical miles from shore.

Coast Guard searching for missing Maui diver

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a diver who went missing approximately five miles west of Maui Tuesday at 1 p.m.