Search continues for missing surfer at Alligator Rock

Published On: Nov 14 2013 07:31:57 AM HST
HALEIWA, Hawaii -

Rescue crews were back out Thursday morning searching for a 32-year-old man who was last seen in waters off Oahu's North Shore.

Witnesses say they saw a surfer in distress at Alligator Rock in Haleiwa at around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The missing man is identified as Kirk Passmore of Haleiwa.  Passmore's partially-damaged surfboard was recovered.

The Coast Guard had been searching overnight.  Fire rescue crews and lifeguards started the search on Thursday at sunrise.

Click here to watch Ryan Kalei Tsuji's live report from the North Shore.

PHOTOS: Rescue crews search for surfer at "Alligator Rock"

Click here for photos at the scene when the search initially started.


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