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Search continues for snorkeler missing off Maui

Bryce Essler Bryce Essler

KAANAPALI. Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - The US Coast Guard continued its search Friday for a missing snorkeler off Maui. 20 year old Bryce Essler was last seen near the Aston Kaanapali resort around ten Thursday morning.

Essler was visiting from Kelowna, British Columbia, which is east of Vancouver.

He was vacationing with his girlfriend, but authorities say he was swimming alone when he disappeared. He was wearing black shorts at the time of his disappearance.

His parents arrived on Maui Friday to help with the search. A Coast Guard cutter and helicopter will search throughout the night.

Anyone with information about Essler should immediately contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.

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