Rescue crews recover body of missing teen boater in waters off Sand Island

An investigation remains ongoing.
Published: Oct. 29, 2022 at 2:36 PM HST|Updated: Oct. 29, 2022 at 5:53 PM HST
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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.