HONOLULU – U.S. Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Security and Lifeguard Services Division, Honolulu, crews suspended their search for a missing 50-year-outdated male free of charge diver near Kailua Bay, Oahu Sunday.
Christopher Nee was reported missing by his diving partner at roughly 8 p.m. Saturday night. Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and ocean safety rescue crews conducted land, sea and aerial searches.
Ocean security lifeguards dove in twenty feet of water to recover the submerged entire body located at around 400 feet offshore Castle Seashore, Kailua at approximately 10:20 a.m. Nee was brought to shore in which he was confirmed to be the missing diver and pronounced deceased by EMS at approximately 10:45 a.m.
“The efforts of Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Security demonstrate the efficiencies obtained via a standing Search and Rescue Memorandum of Comprehending in between Honolulu County and the Coast Guard,” Lt. Leigh Cotterell, public affairs officer for Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “In the interest of safety, the Coast Guard advises divers to use the buddy program, dive flags and all other safe and sound diving protocols.”
“Moreover, members of the public are asked to continue to be vigilant when utilizing island waters and to promptly contact the authorities in cases of distress or other uncommon incidents,” mentioned Cotterell.
For much more information about this press release, make contact with Lt. Leigh Cotterell at 808-292-3692.