Coast Guard Assists in Search of Missing Surfer Off Kauaʻi
The Coast Guard, Navy and Kauaʻi first responders are searching for a missing 41-year-old male surfer off Rock Quarry Beach, Tuesday, March 8.
At 7:45, p.m., Monday, Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from the Kauaʻi Fire Department stating a surfer was missing off Rock Quarry Beach where he had been surfing with his son.
Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast Notice to Mariners and deployed crews aboard a Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M), Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, and the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry to search the area.
The Kauaʻi Fire Department deployed ground crews to the area while Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 deployed a MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter crew to assist.
The surfer was last seen wearing camo shorts and waterway users are requested to keep a lookout for signs of distress and report any information to the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.