The naval aircrew located the boater following an overnight search and has transported him to a local civilian medical center to receive treatment.
Thursday evening, Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from a family member stating the boater departed Waianae in the morning to go fishing and did not return. Coast Guard watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners, launched an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew, and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) in response.
Once on scene, the Hercules crew reported seeing debris in the area and watchstanders deployed the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart (WPC 1134) and Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews to assist with the search. HSM-37 aircraft joined the search and located the fisherman early Friday morning.
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