Coast Guard searching for possible missing diver off Kahe Point

Published On: Jul 15 2013 01:00:00 AM HST

The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing diver off of Kahe Point Electric Beach on Oahu.

The passenger vessel Kai Oli Oli recovered an orange dive float and flag approximately 100 yards off of the Electric Beach area.

The dive float is marked in black lettering with its brand name, Hawaii Blue. The line was not secured to anything and the Kai Oli Oli monitored the area to determine whether anyone was diving nearby.

Despite divers in close proximity, no one appeared in distress in the immediate area.

An MH-65 dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point was launched to the scene and continues to search in coordination with Ocean Safety.

The Coast Guard is seeking any information that might help rule out a diver in distress. If anyone has any information that may help identify the owner of the adrift dive float, please contact the Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600. Additionally, the Coast Guard is asking mariners in the area of Kahe Point Electric Beach to keep a sharp eye out for anyone possibly in distress.

The Coast Guard would like to remind the public to ensure they mark their gear with their contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches.


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