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Search continues for missing man

HAENA — A search continues for a missing man in waters off Haena.

The 46-year-old California man was last seen on Thursday around noon snorkeling toward the open ocean at Makua Beach in Haena.

He was reported missing to police Thursday night when he did not return from snorkeling.

Police and firefighters from the Hanalei stations worked with the Coast Guard to conduct a search of Makua Beach and the surrounding area, while Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 conducted an aerial search of the shoreline. Jet Ski 1 and the Coast Guard are also searching offshore.

Police do not suspect foul play in the man’s disappearance.

He is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing dark board shorts and a long sleeve gray rash guard.

Anyone with information on the man’s possible whereabouts is urged to call Kauai police at 241-1711 or Kenneth Cummings at 241-1686.

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The Garden Island

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