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Search called off, diver safe

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The search for a missing diver was called off late Thursday evening after the Coast Guard began their search that afternoon.

A fishing vessel spotted a gray boogie board, buoy, and spear gun about five miles south of Diamond Head at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

The missing diver saw his diving gear on the news and called in to say he was safe.

The Coast Guard had a helicopter, cutter, and a small boat out searching for him, which costs $10,000 an hour.

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