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Coast Guard, Maui County Fire search for missing spearfisher off Maui

Coast Guard, Maui County Fire search for missing spearfisher off Maui. MH-65 Dolphin. Air Station Barbers Point.
Archive image: an aviation survival technician (also known as a rescue swimmer) is lowered from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a search and rescue demonstration offshore Air Station Barbers Point.
The MH-65 Dolphin is the short range rescue helicopter used for the Coast Guard in search and rescue missions. Currently the totality fleet are in process of the upgrade to version Echo, with the first retrofited units already in service.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Melissa E. McKenzie.

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Maui County Fire Department crews are in search for a missing spearfisher the Saturday off Paia, Maui, Hawaii.

Missing is Scot Williams, a 53-years-old male last seen wearing dark board shorts.​

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.

At 10 p.m., Friday, Sector Honolulu received a report from the Maui County Dispatch. Williams had gone spearfishing at 5 p.m. and when he did not return, his friends contacted 911 to report he was overdue.

Coast Guard, Maui County Fire search for missing spearfisher off Maui. Station Maui Response Boat-Medium. 45-foot Response Boat-Medium.
Archive image: a Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Maui.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester.

Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners and deployed Coast Guard crews to search the area.

Involved in the search are:

Coast Guard, Maui County Fire search for missing spearfisher off Maui. Cutter William Hart.
Archive image: the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter William Hart (WPC 1134).
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng.

The weather on scene is winds of 23 mph and seas less then one foot.

-USCG-

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