UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.
HONAUNAU, Hawaii: The search for a missing diver continues along the shore off Puuhonua o Honaunau in South Kona.
In the latest Hawaii County Fire Department dispatch, the search and rescue effort is detailed:
Resumed search at first light with the support of Coast Guard, National Park workers, and private boats in the area. Coast Guard deployed their Dolfin helicopter, Kiska Cutter, and C130 aircraft. Conducted ocean search with surface and dive operations 1 mile north and south of possible last known location. Shoreline search also spanned the same distances. Air operations extended to 2 miles in both directions approximately 1/4 mile offshore. Search patterns were based on the Coast Guard drift buoy data and current ocean conditions.
According to the Hawaii County Fire Department, that friends of the vanished diver report the adult male missed a flight to the mainland on January 31st.
Fire officials say a wallet and cell phone have been found in a truck by the entrance of the national historical park in Honaunau, but the dive gear is missing.
The county conducted an aerial search of the shoreline, but had to stop because of the evening dark. The search was schedule to resume today.