Civil Air Patrol joins search

KILAUEA — The Civil Air Patrol at 4 p.m. yesterday launched a fixed-wing aircraft and joined the county search for Robert Nakashima Sr., an 80-year-old Kilauea fisherman who has been missing since Monday.

Divers also began snorkeling along the coast of Kilauea as part of an expanded search, a county news release states.

Firefighters, Rescue-3, Zodiac-1 and lifeguards on Jet skis resumed shoreline and water searches around 8:45 a.m. yesterday.

Friends and family of the local fisherman have also been assisting in the search.

Fire officials said they plan to continue searching for Nakashima until dusk and will resume their search if necessary this morning.

The initial search for Nakashima started early Tuesday morning with aerial and water searches by the Coast Guard, followed by an aerial search by Air-1 and rescue specialists.

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