Search continues for missing person off Guam beach

Posted on Dec 04 2014


TARAGUE BEACH, Guam—Responders from multiple agencies continued their search for Airman Alec M. Dye on the northern portion of Guam.

Searching continued overnight and was conducted by a Naval helicopters attached to HSC-25 and HSC-85 and a 110-foot patrol boat from Coast Guard Sector Guam. Shortly after 8 o’clock yesterday morning, members of Andersen Air Force Base Fire, Andersen Air Force Base Security, and volunteers resumed shoreline searches of Tarague beach. A Coast Guard small boat from Station Apra Harbor joined the patrol boat Washington and HSC-25 helicopter with searching the waters outside of the reef.

The Station Apra Harbor small boat searched the coastline from Two Lover’s Point north to Ritidian Point. The small boat then joined the patrol boat and helicopters to cover the waters from the shorelines between Ritidian and Pati Points out to 5 nautical miles.

Dye is considered missing while the search for him continues.

The 23-year-old is assigned to the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Airman Dye and his family and friend,” Col. Tyrell Chamberline, 36th Wing Vice commander said in a news release. “Emergency responders from across the island are continuing to work around the clock to return him to his family and wingmen.” (USCG, with PNC)

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