The search for a Singaporean who went missing in Hawaii after being swept out to sea on Monday has been suspended.
Mr Phua Chuan Chin (above), 62 , was walking with three others along the rocky shoreline near Kalihiwai Point on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i at about 11.30am when he and a 47-year-old man were swept into the ocean by a huge wave.
The other man made it back to shore and was airlifted out of the area, Hawaiian police said.
The US Coast Guard said in a release yesterday that they called off the search at about 5pm on Tuesday, pending further developments.
During the search, US authorities covered an area of more than 1,900 sq km using aircraft, vessels and shore personnel, it added.