Search continues for missing Guam swimmer


SANTA RITA, Guam—Responders continue to search for the missing spear fisherman off of Agat.

Searches were conducted throughout the night by a small boat and patrol boat. Early yesterday morning, a helicopter, shoreline teams, and additional surface craft resumed operations. Yesterday’s searches were conducted by a small boat, three divers and two jet skis from Guam Fire Rescue, a small boat and shoreline team from Guam Police Department, a helicopter from Naval Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, the 110-foot Coast Guard cutter Washington, and a 45-foot rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor.

Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

In related news, the Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department are searching for a missing scuba diver near Makaha Beach Park, Oahu, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from one of the divers reporting an overdue 50-year-old male last seen at 8:15pm approximately one mile off Makaha Beach Park.

Watchstanders launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Honolulu, and Coast Guard cutter Kittiwake, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Honolulu, also launched to assist with the search. Also participating in the search are one Honolulu Fire Department dive boat and one jet ski.

HFD established a command post at Keaau Beach Park.

The missing diver, identified as JJ Jackson, was last seen wearing a black full wetsuit and scuba gear. (USCG)

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