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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department are
searching for a missing fisherman whose kayak was found adrift near Kawaihae,
Hawaii Thursday morning.
The Coast Guard in Honolulu was notified by the Hawaii County Fire Department of
the situation at 11 a.m. A passing
vessel noticed the unmanned green kayak floating about 300 yards off the
Kawaihae Harbor entrance with fishing gear and a cooler still on board.
The missing man is described as being in his 60's, 6 feet tall, 180 lbs wearing
black shorts and a fishing shirt.
An MH-65 dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was
launched to the scene and continues to search in coordination with Hawaii
County Fire Department helicopters and boats. The Coast Guard Cutter
Kittiwake has been sent to assist with the search from Honolulu.
The Coast Guard is using Self Locating Datum Marker Buoys and the Search and
Rescue Optimal Planning System to coordinate the maritime searches.
SAROPS was designed to use environmental data to provide the most probable
drift of a person in the water or a search object.
The Coast Guard is asking mariners in the area of the Kawaihae and the north
west side of Hawaii Island to keep a sharp eye out for the man and to report
any sightings to the Coast Guard over VHF marine radio channel 16 or to contact
the Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.