UPDATE: Search Continues for Missing Snorkeler in Mākena
Update: 5 p.m. Dec. 16, 2021
Fire, Ocean Safety, and USCG personnel continued searching for the snorkeler first reported missing on Tuesday afternoon. As of 3 p.m. today, there are no new developments.
Maui Fire Department crews will continue searching until nightfall, and resume searing at first light on Friday morning.
The 62-year-old man from Wisconsin was reported missing at around 3:34 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.
Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from Coast Guard Station Maui stating they received a call from the snorkeler’s family who said he was overdue. The man was last seen rounding the point on the South end of “Chang’s Beach” off the Mākena Surf Resort at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The man was last seen wearing black shorts, no top, green and black fins, with a full-face snorkel mask. He is described as being 6-foot 2-inches and weighing between 195 to 215 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.