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Update: Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Anini Beach, Kauai

The Coast Guard suspended the active search at sunset, Wednesday, for a reported person in the water near Anini Beach, Kauai.

“Suspending a search is a difficult decision to make, especially when we aren’t able to bring closure to the family,” said Charles Turner, command duty officer of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and loved ones effected.”

Responders conducted a total of 25 searches covering 545 square miles over a span of three days.

Involved in the search were:

– MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews and HC-130 Hercules airplane crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
– Crew of USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316)
– Crew from Coast Guard Station Kauai
– Kauai Fire Department helicopter and Jet Ski crews -Ocean Safety personnel on Jet Skis

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a relayed call at 6:48 p.m. Monday from Kauai Fire Department stating the woman had been seen swimming when she reportedly became distressed.

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