APRA HARBOR, Guam-The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and CNMI Department of Public Safety are searching for a 61-year-old Saipan resident who was swept out to sea from Obyan Beach, Saipan.
The snorkeler was reportedly last seen in the water off Obyan Beach at approximately 4:45pm Tuesday, wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt, a pair of yellow shorts, and a diving mask with snorkel.
Coast Guard Sector Guam was notified by the CNMI Emergency Management Office at 7:30pm after the wife of the snorkeler reported him missing.
DPS boat crews and the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 are taking part in the search.
Anyone with information regarding this search and rescue case is urged to contact the Sector Guam Command Center at 671-564-USCG or Saipan's Emergency Management Office at 670-237-8000. (USCG)