Coast Guard Seeks Public’s Help Finding Owner of Adrift Stand Up Paddle Board

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a stand up paddle board found washed up on the beach in the vicinity of Hauula, Oahu, Friday.

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a stand up paddle board found washed up on the beach in the vicinity of Hauula, Oahu, July 7, 2017. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the stand up paddle board is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. (Courtesy photo/Released)

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched to search the area.

There are currently no reported signs of distress or missing persons in the area.

Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the stand up paddle board is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.

At 6:08 p.m., watchstanders from the Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a good Samaritan stating they located a stand up paddle board at mile marker 22 off of Kamehameha Highway near Hauula.

The paddle board is brown, white and grey with a Jimmy Styks Beaver logo on it.

It is recommended owner’s of watersports equipment write their name and phone number on their gear. The Coast Guard offers free “If Found” decals to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered watercraft through the Operation Paddle Smart program. The information on the sticker can allow response entities to quickly identify the vessel’s owner and aid search and rescue planners in determining the best course of action.

The stickers can be obtained for free at local harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, from Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron offices and at select marine retail and supply stores.

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