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LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Rescuers continue to search
for the body of Scott Akina, a 55-year-old Kilauea man who was reported missing
Tuesday night when he didn't return home after a routine exercise near Ninini
Beach that afternoon.
He is believed to have been
swimming at the time of his disappearance.
While strong winds and
choppy surf created challenges throughout the week, the air, land and sea-based
search continued for a third consecutive day with personnel from the Kauai Fire
Department, the Kauai Police Department, the Ocean Safety Bureau, the state
Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), and the U.S. Coast
Kauai police, Ocean Safety
lifeguards, and KFD Rescue Specialists plan to continue their shoreline search
through Saturday morning, focusing on the area surrounding Kalapaki Bay and Nawiliwili
Support from Air 1, DOCARE
and the U.S. Coast Guard will be provided on an as-needed basis.
"We are very thankful for
the support and dedication of our partnering agencies during this unified
mission," stated Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry. "The extensive ground covered
over the course of the past three days would not have been possible without the
assets and personnel that each agency provided. While we remain hopeful that we
can locate and recover the victim's body, we have decided to suspend the aerial
search today and instead focus our efforts on a shoreline search in and around
the harbor tomorrow."