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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Surfer Kirk Passmore

The Coast Guard suspended the search at sunset Friday for a missing surfer near Alligator Rock.

Kirk Passmore's Facebook Profile Picture

Kirk Passmore’s Facebook Profile Picture

“It is with heavy hearts that we now suspend our active search efforts,” said Capt. Shannon Gilreath, commanding officer for Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our thoughts go out to the Passmore family and the tight-knit communities in both Hawaii and California where he was an important member.”

The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety searched more than 2,330 square miles.

Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Honolulu and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point searched the area.

Honolulu Fire Department, Ocean Safety and volunteers from the community also combed the area by land, air and sea.

For more information, contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Public Affairs Officer at 808-842-2657.

Search Continues for Missing Surfer Kirk Passmore

The search continues Thursday for a missing surfer near Alligator Rock, south of Waimea Bay.

Kirk Passmore's Facebook Profile Picture

Kirk Passmore’s Facebook Profile Picture

The surfer, Kirk Passmore of Haleiwa, was last seen Wednesday. Passmore’s surfboard was located onshore.

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Air Station Barber’s Point and the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island searched through the night Wednesday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Honolulu joined the search Thursday. Galveston Island will search through Thursday night.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center were notified of the missing man Wednesday by the Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety.

The Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety are also searching with air, land and ocean assets. They will suspend their search at sundown and resume searching at first light.

– See more at: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1963054/UPDATE-Search-continues-for-missing-surfer-on-North-Shore#sthash.QBz072Ld.dpuf

 

Coast Guard Searching the North Shore for Missing Surfer Kirk Passmore

The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety are searching for a missing surfer near Alligator Rock, south of Waimea Bay Wednesday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center were notified of the missing man by the Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched from Air Station Barber’s Point at approximately 12 p.m. and the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island was diverted at 2 p.m. to assist in search efforts.

Kirk Passmore's Facebook Profile Picture

Kirk Passmore’s Facebook Profile Picture

The surfer, Kirk Passmore of Haleiwa, was last seen wearing black board shorts and no shirt. He is described as having red hair and in his early thirties. Passmore’s surfboard was located onshore.

The Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety are also searching with air, land and ocean assets. The Coast Guard will search throughout the night. Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety will suspend their search and sundown and resume searching at first light.

Any sightings of Passmore should be immediately reported to local authorities or Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600 or on VHF channel 16.