Coast Guard searching for missing mariner off Big Island

U.S. Coast Guard crews and partners are searching for a 32-year-old man who fell overboard approximately 150 miles southeast of the Big Island late Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Coast Guard, at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, watchstanders in Honolulu received a phone call from the master of the Sea Goddess, a commercial fishing vessel, reporting the situation.

Multiple air and surface Coast Guard crews are searching with assistance from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and an automated mutual-assistance vessel rescue system in the area.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Coast Guard on channel VHF 16 or by phone at 842-2600.

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