Rescue crews started the search for a missing man who was swept into rough waters off Kalihiwai on Monday, March 4, 2013, according to Kauai County officials.
The man’s identity has not yet been released but he is believed to be a visitor.
According to officials, the man was with three other friends in a remote location near South Kalihiwai Point at around 11:30 a.m. Monday.
The three were reportedly walking along the rocky shoreline when he and another male were swept into the ocean by a powerful wave.
One man, 47, was able to make it back to shore and was transported to Wilcox Hospital with non-life threatening injuries while the search continued for the second victim.
The incident occurred within a few hundred feet of the double-drowning of two San Francisco men on Jan. 18 when Brian Baker, 47, was swept into the ocean by a rogue wave.
Baker's friend, 46-year-old Adam Griffiths, attempted to save his friend but was also overcome by the high surf. Rescuers were able to recover the body of Adam Griffiths but Brian Baker’s body was never recovered.
Police identified the missing man as 62-year-old Phua Chuan Chin of the Republic of Singapore.
The search on Tuesday turned up nothing and rescue crews are expected to continue the search on Wednesday.
A man hospitalized after he was swept into the waters and made it back to shore was released from the hospital.
The search for Chin was suspended by Wednesday afternoon. His body was never found.