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Search continues for missing Navy SEAL off Kaena Point

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The Coast Guard said it, the Navy and Marine Corps continued to search for a missing Navy SEAL off Kaena Point today.

Today’s search was scheduled to include the Coast Guard cutters Walnut and Kiska as well as a 45-foot response boat, a 47-foot motor life boat, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Barbers Point.

Crews aboard the Military Sealift Command’s submarine and special warfare support vessel C-Commando were also involved, as well as Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters, a Navy P-3C Orion airplane and a Navy SH-60B Seahawk helicopter, the Coast Guard said.

Crews were searching an area from Kaena Point stretching 30 miles north and 74 miles west. The total search area Friday was expected to be approximately 690 square miles.

The total area searched since Tuesday, when the Coast Guard was notified of the missing man, is 9,896 square miles, more than twice the square mileage of the Big Island.

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