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.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing Diver

Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 42-year-old man who was said to have gone diving at a location called “2 step” near Puuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park on Wednesday ( January 30).

Jeremiah Nathan

Jeremiah Nathan

Jeremiah Nathan of Kealakekua was last seen in the area of the park on January 30, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m. and his vehicle was also located there.

Nathan is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10, 150 pounds, green eyes, short brown hair and has a tattoo across his chest with Arabic-like lettering.

Fire/Rescue crews and Coast Guard personnel are continuing to search in the ocean for Nathan.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Officer Bradden Kimura of Kona Patrol at (808) 326-4646, extension 253. Callers may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.