Rescue crews recover body of missing teen boater in waters off Sand Island
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Rescue crews have recovered the body of a missing teen boater in waters off Sand Island on Saturday.
Officials said the teenager was found unresponsive in the ocean around 4:15 p.m. and brought to shore.
Emergency Medical Services confirmed the 17-year-old boy was found dead on arrival.
The Honolulu Fire Department responded to a call for a missing boater around 11:30 a.m.
Officials said the caller reported that a teenage male was onboard a 21-foot vessel, ended up in the ocean and didn’t surface.
According to a report, others onboard the boat attempted to locate him but were unsuccessful.
Multi-agency rescue crews responded to the emergency including the Honolulu Fire Department, Ocean Safety, Coast Guard, and the Department of Transportation’s Aircraft Rescue.
Authorities said a coordinated action plan was developed based on the low-visibility ocean conditions. Divers searched underwater while lifeguards searched from the surface.
An investigation remains ongoing.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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