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Navy SEAL missing after Kaena Point ocean-swim training

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:40 a.m. HST, Feb 21, 2013



The Coast Guard, Navy, Honolulu Ocean Safety and Honolulu Fire Department are searching for a Navy SEAL who was reported missing following ocean swim training Tuesday near Kaena Point.

The sailor became separated from other members of his command during the training Tuesday afternoon.

The Navy said the missing man is 34 years old and a special operator first class assigned to a Hawaii-based special-warfare unit.

The Navy said 10 sailors were training using rigid-hull inflatable boats.

An MH-65 dolphin helicopter crew out of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and a Coast Guard response boat were diverted from a training exercise at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to begin searching the area.

The Fire Department Air One helicopter and firefighters on land searched the sea and shoreline until nightfall. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew joined the search at 1 a.m. Wednesday.







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Mallory wrote:
the currents in that area is nasty. hope they find him
on February 20,2013 | 03:30PM
paradiddle wrote:
Prayers for a safe recovery
on February 20,2013 | 03:31PM
Sandyfeet wrote:
No doubt the currents are wicked. If he's on the surface, with his training and the people looking, he should be found.
on February 20,2013 | 04:33PM
olos73 wrote:
He was in training and nobody could find him? Aren't there instructors or "spotters" checking on progress? I hope he made it to shore.
on February 20,2013 | 05:46PM
aomohoa wrote:
If he isn't found soon it doesn't look good. I pray he is found alive.
on February 20,2013 | 06:25PM
Bothrops wrote:
Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea!
on February 20,2013 | 07:52PM
jakwa wrote:
AMEN...
on February 20,2013 | 10:06PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Why are they training in treacheous Kaena Point. The wind and waves are pounding. You gotta respect the Hawaiian waters. This ain't the Navy pool.
on February 20,2013 | 08:16PM
fbiguy wrote:
Why are they training there, to protect you and your family from world-wide bad guys. Please have respect for them, the same respect that you claim they should have for Hawaiian waters. Eternal Father, faithful friend, Be swift to answer those we send In brotherhood and urgent trust On hidden missions dangerous O hear us when we cry to Thee For SEALs in air, on land, and sea
on February 20,2013 | 09:13PM
bender wrote:
Nope, they were training out there just to get away from the normal routine. The Navy has plenty of training facilities where they can train and maintain control.
on February 21,2013 | 05:48AM
peanutgallery wrote:
Prayers are with this guy and the rescuers.
on February 21,2013 | 02:44AM
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