The Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department were searching for Mark Knittle. Who went overboard Sunday.
A fisherman was still searching off Hawaii on Tuesday. Two days after hooking a “huge” tuna, officials said.
The Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department are expected. To continue searching for Mark Knittle of the Captain. Cook community until sunset, Deputy Fire Chief Eric Moeller said.
If Nettle, 63, is not found, authorities will determine next steps, he said. The Coast Guard was using a cutter. And plane and the fire department was using a boat to search the water off Honnau. On the west coast of the Big Island, Moeller said. said
Moller said conditions were favorable for the search. The Hawai’i Police Department said in a news release. That Nettle went about 4 miles off shore after hooking a tuna early Sunday morning.
“This fish is huge,” a friend heard Nettles say before going overboard. The police department said.
The friend tried to grab the line, but the nettle quickly disappeared and was not found. When the friend jumped into the water, police said.