Search suspended for tourist swept into blowhole

Published: Jul. 11, 2011 at 9:13 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 12, 2011 at 11:38 AM HST
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Nakalele Blowhole
Nakalele Blowhole

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - After three days, the search for a California man who was swept into a blow hole has ended.

According to Maui Police, 44-year-old David Potts of San Anselmo, California was knocked over by a wave and swept into the "blow hole" at Nakalele Point on Saturday.

The search continued throughout the weekend and was suspended on Monday evening. Rough water and poor visibility were some of the challenges that rescuers faced.

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