Kauai News

Missing Diver Reported Off Poʻipū Found Uninjured

Posted January 19, 2022, 1:18 PM HST

First responders located a missing diver uninjured in waters off Poiʻpū near the dive spot known as Koloa Landing on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

First responders were initially dispatched to a report of a missing diver on Tuesday at approximately 10:25 a.m.

Personnel from the Koloa fire station, Ocean Safety Bureau South Roving Ski Patrol, and American Medical Response responded to the incident.

According to a preliminary report, first responders arrived on the scene shortly after. They were briefed from a dive group that a scuba diver was missing from their group for about 20 minutes before they arrived.

Soon after, OSB South Roving Ski Patrol personnel located the missing diver on the surface of the water. According to preliminary reports, the diver lost contact with the dive group after encountering poor water visibility.

AMR personnel checked on the patient, who declined medical attention.

First responders cleared the scene at approximately 10:50 a.m.