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South Point Information Update # 2 for July 14th, 2019

Updated: Jul 15, 2019

U.S. Coast Guard releases more details into their search for a missing swimmer offshore of Green Sand Beach in Ka’u.

The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a 24-year-old man off Green Sand Beach, Big Island, Sunday.


“We are currently searching for a 24-year-old male who is reported to be visiting from Massachusetts,” said Charles Turner, command duty officer, Sector Honolulu. “He was last seen in black board shorts along the shoreline where his belongings were left. Anyone with information that may help in locating him are encouraged to notify the command center at 808-842-2600.”


At 6 p.m., Saturday, Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a call from a Hawaii Country Fire Department notifying them of the report received from a good Samaritan on the beach.


An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Barbers point searched throughout the night and will continue to do so throughout the day along with local partners.


Engaged in the Search are:


- An MH-65 Dolphin aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point


- U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) Crew


- Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 MH-60R Seahawk helicopter aircrew from Marine Corps Base

Hawaii


- Hawaii County Fire Department helicopter and ground crews


Weather on scene is winds of 25 mph and seas up to 8 feet.

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