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2nd day of searching turns up no sign of tourist swept out to sea

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:02 a.m. HST, Jan 21, 2013

The Kauai Fire Department resumed its aerial search Sunday for the second of two California visitors swept out to sea Friday while exploring the rocky coast south of Kalihi­wai Bay.

But there was no sign of 47-year-old Brian Baker, and the search likely will resume Monday morning, county officials said.

Sunday’s helicopter search area focused on the stretch of coast from Anini Beach to Lepeuli (Larson’s) Beach, the county said.  Fire officials also searched for the body from vantage points on the northern coastline of Kauai until about 5 p.m.

The body of another victim in the same incident, 46-year-old Adam Griffiths, was recovered  Saturday morning.  Both men were from San Francisco.

The county closed all North Shore beaches again today because of high surf.

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saywhatyouthink wrote:
those kauai emergency people seem abit incompetent don't they? Can't even retrieve 2 bodies floating in the ocean for 2 days? What... is there a hurricane or something preventing it. Just plain disrespectful of the tourists that died and their families.
on January 20,2013 | 12:56PM
honopic wrote:
Read the last line, lolo! THE COUNTY CLOSED ALL NORTH SHORE BEACHES AGAIN TODAY BECAUSE OF HIGH SURF. After 3 days, no chance of finding Brian Baker alive, so what sense does it make to risk more lives in trying to recover his body? Auwe to anyone who disrepects KFD, or any fire department, for that matter. Those professionals risk their own lives to save other lives -- even yours, if necessary. Get a grip.
on January 21,2013 | 04:04PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Where's the coast guard? they can't possibly be an ineffective as KFD at retrieving people from the ocean.
on January 20,2013 | 12:59PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
US coast guard needed, KFD apparently can't do the job.
on January 20,2013 | 01:00PM
allie wrote:
on January 20,2013 | 01:35PM
honopic wrote:
Don't strain yourself there, ND.
on January 21,2013 | 04:05PM
CloudForest wrote:
Why risk the living to recover the dead? Not worth the lives that could be lost in such an endeavor, treacherous waters deserve extreme respect - every single time. God bless our search and rescue personnel they are the very best and are heros every day on every island!
on January 20,2013 | 04:08PM
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