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Coast Guard Requests Help in Locating Gregory Voight

August 13, 2015, 12:13 PM HST
* Updated August 13, 12:14 PM
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The United States Coast Guard says it is searching for Big Island resident Gregory Voight.

Voight, who is in his mid-40’s, was seen by a woman departing his vehicle with a large bag and wooden kayak with metal oars on Sunday entering the ocean at Pahoehoe Beach, south of Kona, around 6:45 p.m.

According to the Coast Guard, the woman alerted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Honolulu Command Center on Tuesday.

Contact was made with the Hawai’i Police Department, who has determined that the vehicle is registered to Voight. His residence has been checked, but Voight has not been located on land and the vehicle is still parked at the beach. Voight is being sought to verify his safety.

Anyone who has information regarding Voight’s whereabouts or who has seen a brown wooden kayak should contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.

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The Coast Guard reminds boaters and other water users that a float plan should always be filed and left with someone reliable who could be depended on to contact the Coast Guard should a planned check-in not be met.

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