Search continues for 16-year-old boy missing off Saipan coast (Updated Jan. 4, 1. a.m.)
SAIPAN— The US Coast Guard continues to coordinate the search for a 16-year-old boyswept off the reef near Forbidden Island, Saipan.
At noon Friday six people were knocked down by a large wave while walking along a reef exposed by low tide south of Forbidden Island. Forbidden Island is located at the northeastern tip of Laolao Bay, Saipan. Three adults and three children were walking on the exposed reef when one of the adults and the three children were swept off the reef into the bay.
Saipan Department of Public Safety, Boating Safety located the adult male and two of the children. They have been transported to Commonwealth Health Center, Saipan.
A sixteen year old male remains missing.
Assisting in the search are Department of Public Safety, Boating Safety boats and USN a helicopter from HSC-25. Saturday’s searches included the shoreline and waters of Laolao Bay, the waters off shore east of Laolao Bay, and the shoreline and water between Saipan and Tinian.