Tuesday, March 14, 2006
An extensive search of waters off Kahala to Makapu'u yesterday turned up no trace of a Pearl Harbor sailor, who was swept out to sea Saturday while swimming at Spitting Caves at Portlock. Zachary Ryan Johnson was last seen by witnesses and friends floating on his back at 3:25 p.m., police said. Fire, Coast Guard and Ocean Safety personnel searched until about 6:30 p.m. and returned yesterday at 6 a.m.
Coast Guard Cutter WashingtonYesterday's search resources included two Coast Guard helicopters, a Fire Department helicopter and Fire Rescue divers. Petty Officer Jennifer Johnson said the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague continued after sunset to search an area from Koko Head to Makapu'u. Officials plan to resume the search today, with the help of the Coast Guard Cutter Washington.