comscore Navy widens search for SEAL missing at sea off Kaena Point | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Navy widens search for SEAL missing at sea off Kaena Point

[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

The search for a Navy SEAL missing at sea since Tuesday extended farther northwest from Kaena Point today, the Coast Guard said.

A Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, a 45-foot response boat, the 110-foot cutter Kiska and the Navy tug Sea Commando are continuing the search for the 34-year-old SEAL, who became separated from other members of his command during ocean swim training near Kaena Point Tuesday afternoon.

The Navy said the missing man is a first class petty officer assigned to a Hawaii-based special-warfare unit. An official said 10 sailors were using two rigid-hull inflatable boats during the training.  

Navy officials would not name the SEAL or his unit. SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1 is the main unit for the commandos in Hawaii, with about 100 SEALs.

The Honolulu Fire Department set up an incident command post at Kaena Point, the Coast Guard said.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up