Kauai officials suspend search for missing Lihue fishermen

The man is being reported as Kauai’s six drowning this year.

Kauai officials suspend search for missing Lihue fishermen
Police have identified the man as 55-year-old Darall Pascua.

WAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - After a three-day and multi-agency effort, the search for a missing Lihue fisherman was suspended Monday afternoon.

Darall Pascua is now being reported as Kauai’s sixth drowning for the year.

The Coast Guard reported that responders performed 44 searches covering 524 miles over a three-day period.

“We express our deepest sympathy to the Pascua family and friends,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Dustin Costa, a command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Suspending a search is never easy and it’s incredibly difficult when there’s no closure in finding your loved one."

According to a preliminary report, the 55-year-old was standing on the reef off of Marine Camp Saturday and was attempting to retrieve a fishing net about 50 yards from shore, when a friend on shore lost sight of him.

The friend called 911 just before 9:30 a.m. and the search effort began for Pascua.

Police say they do not suspect foul play in this case.

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