Maui Fire Department searching for owner of abandoned spearfishing gear

  • Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Published: 02/13/2017 10:47 AM

The Maui Fire Department hopes to identify and locate the owner of spearfishing equipment that lifeguards found about half-a-mile to a mile off of the eastern point of Hookipa Beach Park Sunday around noon. Ocean safety lifeguards retrieved a spear gun attached by a tag line to an orange dive float with a flag. A fresh fish catch was still hanging on the dive float, but no diver was found, firefighters said. There were no reports of an overdue spearfisherman, and a search along the coast from Maliko Bay to the beach fronting Mama’s Fish House turned up no vehicle or witnesses who had seen a diver in the area.


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