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Search for missing kayaker continues for another day

Russell Yoshida Russell Yoshida

HALEIWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Coast Guard and fire crews are still searching for a man who disappeared while fishing off of Oahu's North Shore Monday afternoon.

The Coast Guard's HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, Honolulu Fire Department's Air One, and a U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk rescue helicopter began the hunt again at first light Wednesday morning. The search will continue throughout the day.

They are flying between Kaena and Kahuku points.  Crews have covered more than 600 square miles, about the size of Oahu so far.  They are centered around the last spot where they know Russell Yoshida launched his kayak off of Waialua Monday.

Searchers on scene say the seas were about 10 feet, and building with winds from the northeast at more than 20 miles per hour.

53-year-old Yoshida was an avid fisherman and waterman. He left with a 10-foot yellow kayak and was not wearing a life jacket.
Hawaii News Now is monitoring the search on the North shore and will bring any updates to HawaiiNewsNow.com

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