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Owner of dive float found adrift sought

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of this dive float found about a quarter-mile off Kaanapali Beach on Tuesday. U.S. Coast Guard / Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Wyrick photo

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a dive float found about a quarter mile off Kaanapali Beach on Tuesday.

An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew conducted an initial search of the area, and Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast Notice to Mariners to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress.

Maui Fire Department and Ocean Safety crews conducted shoreline searches, the Coast Guard said.

There currently are no reports of missing people in the area. Anyone with information to help identify the owner of the float is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at (808) 842-2600.

At 12:35 p.m., Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from a UFO Parasail employee, who said they recovered the dive float with about 30 feet of line attached. Winds of 20 mph and seas of up to 3 feet were reported at the scene.