USCG Suspends Search for Missing Saipan Swimmer


Guam – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam suspended search and rescue operations on Sunday in Saipan for a swimmer who was reported missing at noon on Friday offshore of the Aqua Resort.  The active search is suspended pending further developments in the case.
Upon notification of the missing swimmer on Friday, search and rescue case coordinators at Sector Guam contacted Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25) to assist Saipan’s Department of Public Safety-Boating Safety Division in the search.  

HSC-25 and the Boating Safety Division conducted searches until sunset Friday and throughout the day Saturday with the Coast Guard Cutter Washington until operations were suspended about 11:30 A.M. Sunday.   

The Coast Guard emphasizes the use of proper safety gear in the water at all times and urges the public to report all marine emergencies to the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center at 671-564-USCG. The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary work with local agencies to promote boater and water safety in every community.  

The U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to protecting the safety and security of the United States of America.