The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to Green Sands Beach on Saturday for a report of a missing swimmer.
HFD officials say crews responded to the 5:59 p.m. alarm and arrived on scene shortly before 6:30 p.m.
The missing swimmer, reportedly in his 20’s, was searched for along the shoreline via foot while Chopper 1 conducted an aerial area and coastal search.
HFD ceased its aerial search at dusk but continued its search of the beach and costal areas before suspending until the morning.
The search was set to continue at daybreak Sunday.