POSTED: 08:27 a.m. HST, Apr 07, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 09:17 a.m. HST, Apr 08, 2012
Search and rescue crews found a body believed to be a missing 17-year-old boy who was swept out to sea Friday in Puna.
The search resumed Saturday morning for the missing boy and crews recovered a body in the rocks near the mouth of Haena Bay at about 7 a.m.
The boy was swimming with two friends at Shipman Estates Beach when he was swept out of the bay by strong currents.
The Fire Department responded to a 1:33 p.m. alarm, and the first unit arrived on scene at 1:45 p.m.
Fire personnel searched the shoreline Friday and a fire helicopter made an aerial search while a rescue boat and three divers made three dives, searching north and south.
The search was suspended because of poor visibility Friday afternoon.