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UPDATE: Coast Guard, HFD Search For Missing Kaloli Point Fisherman

September 26, 2015, 7:49 PM HST
* Updated September 26, 8:12 PM
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***Updated at 8:06 p.m. to include addition information from the Hawai’i County Fire Department.***

Hawai’i County Fire Department personnel arrived on scene at 2:35 p.m. after receiving a report of a fisherman who had been swept off a cliff by high surf conditions in the Paradise Ala Kai Drive area.

According to HFD officials, a bystander had last seen the man about 50 meters off shore.

Search and rescue operations were conducted throughout the afternoon but the search was suspended for the evening due to lack of visibility.

The victim was unable to be located due to “difficult environmental conditions,” according to HFD.

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Officials say the search will resume Sunday morning.

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***Original story posted at 7:49 p.m.***

A 51-year-old man was reportedly swept out to sea Saturday while fishing near Kaloli Point in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Around 2:20 p.m., Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from the Hawai’i County Fire Department that the man, who has not been identified, was missing.

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The United States Coast Guard launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, along with crew of the Coast Guard Kittiwake. HFD searched with a helicopter, a rescue boat crew and dive team.

The man was last seen wearing a blue shirt, along with gray and green shorts.

According to the coast guard weather conditions in the area include winds up to 25 miles per hour and seas up to 10-feet.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, or the man should call the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.

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