Fire Rescue Crews Still Searching For Missing Diver

(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.