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HFD Suspends Fisherman Search After One-Day Extension

October 1, 2015, 8:15 AM HST
* Updated October 2, 2:28 PM
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After extending its search an extra day for a fisherman who went missing after being swept off cliffs in the Kaloli Point area of Hawaiian Paradise Park, the Hawai’i County Fire Department has terminated its search, pending any new developments.

The search began on Saturday. HFD officials say the man had last been seen by bystanders around 2:30 p.m., floating about 50 yards offshore.

HFD’s Rescue Company 2 searched via air, ground, and in the water. Crews, however, did not find any evidence of the missing man.

On Wednesday, an HFD official told Big Island Now that the search conditions were difficult, including rough waters with high surf, wind, and rain at the onset of the search.

The United States Coast Guard also aided in the rescue operations, however, suspended its search for the man on Sunday evening.

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