Rescue crews search for missing fisherman off Big Island

Nathan, 41, last seen walking on Honaunau Beach

Published  5:09 PM HST Feb 01, 2013
Coast Guard Helicopter
HONOLULU -

The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department are searching for a missing spear fisherman off the coast of Honaunau Beach Park, on the Big Island.

Jeremiah Nathan is described as 41 years old, 5-feet-7-inches-tall, with dark hair, and a tattoo on his chest.

He was reportedly last seen walking on Honaunau Beach with diving gear, wearing a blue-green camouflage full body wet suit at, approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Nathan’s personal items were found in his vehicle, located in the parking area of Honaunau Beach Park.  His spear fishing gear was not found with the vehicle.

Hawaii County Fire Department crews have conducted shoreline and aerial searches with and continue to search with divers, boats and aircraft.  The 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Kiska is searching the waters off the west side of the Big Island and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point.

Anyone with information regarding Nathan's whereabouts is urged to contact the Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600 or the Hawaii County Fire Department dispatch at 808-961-8336.

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