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Search continues for man believed to be in North Shore waters

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HFD preparing for second full day of search HFD preparing for second full day of search
Helicopter searching the North Shore area Helicopter searching the North Shore area

NORTH SHORE (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. Coast Guard and Honolulu firefighters began their second full day of searching waters off Oahu's North Shore for 51-year-old Robert Rumburg.

The Coast Guard says Rumburg missed his flight back to Colorado late Wednesday night after he told a friend he was going surfing.

The Cutter Ahi has been on constant patrol since Wednesday night. At 7 a.m. they put a MH-65 Dolphin back in the air as well as a Coast Guard Auxiliary plane. At 10 a.m., a C-130 will begin aerial searches.

A Coast Guard official says surface currents are moving due west, with their buoy drifting on average about a half a mile every hour. Water temperature is at 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

HFD's Captain Terry Seelig said at around 8 a.m., its Air One Rescue chopper will resume aerial searches while firefighters on jet ski and patrol boat search the ocean surface and underwater for any sign of Rumburg.

Seelig says depending on conditions and visibility, which has been relatively good, firefighters will either use snorkels or scuba gear.

Rumburg is described as 6'2" and was last seen wearing black shorts. He's said to be in excellent health and has no medical issues.

Contact US Coast Guard or Honolulu police if you have any information regarding this case. USCG 808-842-2600.

Hawaii News Now's Ramsay Wharton is following the story.

We'll have more details on this story as they become available.

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