Search for missing swimmer called off

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— The search for California visitor who went missing on Oct. 3 was

called off Friday.

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extensive three-day air and shoreline search was conducted with no

sign of the missing man,” states a Kaua‘i Police Department press

release.

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Charles Slezak, 67, was last seen on Oct. 3, after reportedly going

for a swim at 3:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Kiahuna Plantation in

Po‘ipu, states a release from KPD the day after the Canoga Park,

Calif. man was last seen. 

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same day, the United States Coast Guard, which was helping in the

search, sent a similar press release, stating that Slezak was 66

years old, and was last seen wearing black and white shorts and a

light blue shirt, and was carrying pink fins with him at

approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Fire Department rescue personnel continued an air search for Slezak

on Wednesday and Thursday with the help of a Coast Guard helicopter

and vessel.

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latest press release, Tuesday, KPD states Slezak was last seen in

the afternoon on Oct. 3, and reported missing later in the day at

10:43 p.m.

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Slezak, of Caucasian descent, is approximately six feet tall and

weighs about 195 pounds, according to KPD. He has brown hair, green

eyes, a medium build and fair complexion.

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county and USCG choppers combed the area from air, and a USCG

cutter search from the ocean, three plainclothes officers also

looked for Slezak.

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with information about Slezak is urged to call KPD Dispatch at

241-1711, the Investigative Services Bureau, 241-1696, or Crime

Stoppers, 241-1887.

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disappearance prompted multi-agency effort, including KPD, KFD,

USCG and Civil Air Patrol.

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