Search for missing man on Kauai's North Shore continues

Man was with 3 other friends in remote location of South Kalihiwai Point

Published  4:10 AM HST Mar 05, 2013
KALIHIWAI, Hawaii -

The search for a missing man who was swept into rough waters off Kalihiwai is scheduled to continue Tuesday, according to Kauai County officials.

The man’s identity has not yet been released but he is believed to be a visitor.

According to officials, the man was with three other friends in a remote location near South Kalihiwai Point at around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

They were reportedly walking along the rocky shoreline when he and another male were swept into the ocean by a powerful wave.

One man, 47, was able to make it back to shore and was transported to Wilcox Hospital with non-life threatening injuries while the search continued for the second victim.

Personnel from the Kauai Fire Department, the Ocean Safety Bureau and the U.S. Coast Guard worked through treacherous ocean conditions but were unable to locate him during Monday's search.

The incident occurred within a few hundred feet of the double-drowning of two San Francisco men on Jan. 18 when Brian Baker, 47, was swept into the ocean by a rogue wave.  His friend, 46-year-old Adam Griffiths, attempted to save his friend but was also overcome by the high surf.  Rescuers were able to recover the body of Adam Griffiths but Brian Baker’s body was never recovered.

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Rescue crews started the search for a missing man who was swept into rough waters off Kalihiwai on Monday, March 4, 2013, according to Kauai County officials.

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