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Rescue crews search for missing fisherman off Hilo

The Hawaii County Fire Department and the Coast Guard are searching for a possible missing fisherman near the break wall in Hilo today.

Sometime before 5 a.m., the Coast Guard received a call from the fire department of a possible person in the water off of the break wall. They deployed its MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, HC-130 Hercules airplane and cutter USCGC Galveston Island to the area, according to a news release from the Coast Guard.

Crews from the fire department are canvassing the shoreline and will launch its helicopter and rescue boat this morning.

A high surf advisory is in effect for the east shores of the main Hawaiian islands until 6 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service forecasted waves up to six feet. Surf conditions are expected to increase to 10 feet later today before subsiding tonight.

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