(KHNL) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing diver off the Big Island.
However, rescue crews from the Hawaii County Fire Department are still searching for the man Tuesday afternoon.
A diving partner reported 25-year-old Mitchell Hodgson missing at around 7:30 pm Sunday.
Rescuers searched Kehena Beach, located at the South-East corner of the Big Island.
Hodgson's wife says her husband is an experienced diver.
"We just ask everyone to pray for him," said Heather Hodgson. "We have an 11-day-old son son. So hopefully he's found, but we have really high hopes because he's a master scuba diver, he's rescue dive certified, he's an eagle scout, so he's got a lot going for him."
Rescue crews are combing an area of about 130 square miles, offshore.
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