Crews search for missing fisherman off Big Island

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - The Coast Guard and the Hawaii County Fire Department are searching for a man who was apparently swept out to sea while fishing off the Big Island.

Witnesses say the 56-year-old man was fishing Friday evening from a 10-foot cliff near MacKenzie State Recreation Area when he either slipped or was washed by a wave. Officials said he was wearing black rain gear.

The Coast Guard and fire officials said they were notified around 9:40 p.m. and launched a search by helicopter and boat.

Crews resumed the search Saturday morning.

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