SEARCH UNDERWAY OFF GUAM COAST FOR MISSING SERVICE MEMBER

by Ens. Iia Miller
USCG Sector Guam

Santa Rita — A search is being conducted for a missing service member off of Pagat Point in Mangilao, Guam.

During the afternoon on 20 November 2016 Guam Fire Dispatch received a report of a missing swimmer in the vicinity of Pagat Point, Guam. Guam Fire Dispatch reported the call to the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Sub-Center Guam.

USCG Sector Guam is coordinating search efforts with multiple resources to include: helicopter support from HSC-25, several Guam Fire Rescue Boats, USCG 110 ft. Patrol Boat ASSATEAGUE, and a USCG 45 ft Response Boat. Guam

Police Department is also doing shoreline searches and investigating on scene. Searches have been on-going since the initial report.

Anyone having information regarding the missing swimmer is asked to call U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam at 671-355-4824 or hail U.S Coast Guard over VHF-FM Ch. 16.

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