Search to Resume Tomorrow for Missing Kayaker Off the Big Island

Land, Aerial and Dive searches were conducted by Fire and Rescue companies from the South Kohala and Kailua-Kona Fire Stations in hopes of locating a 66 year old male who was separated from his vessel while fishing off the Kawaihae coast.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

The victims vessel was found adrift, prompting a coordinated search utilizing resources from the Hawaii Fire Department, USCG, DLNR and Hawaii Police Department. The victim has not been found.  USCG will search through the night. HFD will resume it’s search at first light in the morning.

Situation Found at Scene:
Missing Kayaker, a 66 year old male separated from his vessel. Kayak was found adrift approximately 300 yards north of  the Kawaihae Harbor mouth and approximately 50 yards from shore.  The Kayaker was last seen on his kayak around 10:00 am by boaters in the area.


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