Hawaii News Digest, 19 October 2017, 0750 UTC, Post #15798.
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According to the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, Molokai resident Tim Emmanuel may have been the last person to see a missing helicopter before it disappeared in the ocean off Molokai. Emmanuel was fishing at Moomomi Bay on Monday evening when he saw a blinking red light “descending toward the ocean fast.” When he learned of the lost helicopter, he told the Hoolehua Fire Station what he saw.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maui Fire Department began searching for the missing Robinson R44 helicopter on Tuesday and continued their efforts on Wednesday (18 October 2017.
The Maui Police Department identified the missing men as 27-year-old Jeremy Dossetter and 25-year-old Oliver Kirsh.
The U.S. Coast Guard later spotted debris about 1.5 miles off Molokai’s northwest coast, but could not confirm the debris field belonged to the missing helicopter.
On Tuesday morning, a Maui County Fire Department helicopter found an uninflated yellow vest about 100 yards off of Ilio Point.
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