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Coast Guard searches for possible missing diver

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:10 p.m. HST, Jul 14, 2013

The Coast Guard spent this afternoon searching for a possible missing diver after a dive float was discovered about 100 yards off Kahe Point’s Electric Beach.

The unanchored orange float — marked in black lettering with the brand name Hawaii Blue — was discovered by people aboard the passenger vessel Kai Oli Oli.

The Coast Guard dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Barbers Point to look for the diver. The crew is coordinating its efforts with city Ocean Safety personnel.

The Coast Guard is asking anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the dive float to contact the Honolulu command center at 842-2600. Mariners in the area to keep watch for anyone in distress.

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lynnh wrote:
Please let it be OldDiver
on July 15,2013 | 01:09AM
olos73 wrote:
Why can't people put their name and phone number on these items? This is not the first time this happened. People left a surfboard, single person kayak, other diving/fishing gear in the water or on the beach with no ID. And those times, the owner's were OK and at home. They see the news, then call the Coast Guard or HFD and say they're OK. In this case, we don't know if the owner is indeed missing at sea, so, I'm hoping they are OK. But, if they had their name and phone number, the Coast Guard/HFD can call and see if the person is safe, or, just to notify the family the gear was found. If the person is missing, then, CG/HFD can put in the needed time to locate this person. If the person is OK, the search is called off. Come on people, put your info on your gear so CG/HFD knows if you're really missing or not.
on July 15,2013 | 08:02AM
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