Possible Missing Diver Off Kahe Point/Electric Beach

The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing diver off of Kahe Point/Electric Beach Sunday.  The passenger vessel Kai Oli Oli recovered an orange dive float and flag approximately 100 yards off of Electric Beach.  The dive float is marked in black lettering with its brand name, Hawaii Blue.  The float was not anchored. The Kai Oli Oli monitored the area and no one appeared to be in distress in the immediate area.

Coast Guard Buoy Hawaii Blue

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

Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the dive float is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.  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 advises the public to label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches.

For more information contact the 14th Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office at (808) 535-3230.

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