Search called off for diver who went missing off Kauai’s Anini Beach

Multiple agencies searching for man who went missing off Kauai while diving

KAUAI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -After three days searching land and water, rescuers have suspended their search for a diver who went missing off Kauai over the weekend.

Multiple agencies have participated in the search for 27-year-old Theobhlius Erakdrik of Kalaheo.

He was with a group of other divers Saturday night when he went missing in the waters off Anini Beach.

The group reported that Erakdrik couldn’t be found as they made their way back to the channel.

When emergency crews were called out, they searched the shoreline and nearby areas. Due to darkness, the search was suspended around 3:20 a.m.

Kauai first responders were back out Sunday morning and again on Monday with the help of the Coast Guard, Navy, and state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Police also searched surrounding roads for any sing of Erakdrik, but were unsuccessful.

The search was officially called off Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone in the community who may see signs of Erakdrik in the coming days are urged to contact authorities.

The Coast Guard said Erakdrik was last seen wearing a black Nike top, brown shorts and black mask and fins.

“He was reported using a yellow, three-prong spear gun and had a dive light on him. Anyone with information that may help in locating him is encouraged to notify the command center at 808-842-2600," Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Gebhart, watchstander, Sector Honolulu, said.

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