Police investigating possible missing diver

  • This photo from police shows a diver’s buoy with red rope attached. Police are investigating a possible missing diver off Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Police and fire personnel responded Monday afternoon to Beach Road off Makuu Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park on a report of a missing diver.

According to police, witnesses said the diver was last seen about 300 yards offshore sometime after 1 p.m. The man was described as a local man, possibly in his 40s, with short dark-colored hair and dark-colored shorts, with a tattoo on his back. He was reportedly wearing a mask, fins, had a fish bag and a light-colored buoy with a red rope attached.

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Witnesses later lost sight of the man.

The Fire Department helicopter conducted an aerial search of the water and coastline, however were unable to locate anyone. A buoy was recovered from the water, and witnesses said it appeared to be the one they saw with the diver.

Police didn’t locate a vehicle in the area that might belong to the man.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the police department’s nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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