- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - In a story Dec. 22 about a missing swimmer in Guam, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.S. Coast Guard, reported erroneously on the circumstances of Kevin Tuttle’s death. The Coast Guard says he fell into the water after being struck by a wave and did not dive into the ocean.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Man feared dead after being swept to sea

Man in Guam feared dead after he was last seen being swept out to sea

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - A 24-year-old man is believed dead after a wave knocked him into the ocean off Guam and was last seen being swept out to sea, officials said.

Kevin Tuttle was on a trail near the ocean when a wave struck him and knocked him into the water Sunday near the Marbo Cave area, Guam Fire Department officials told the Pacific Daily News (https://is.gd/SFYDlF).

Based on information provided by responders, Tuttle is believed dead and the effort has turned from search-and-rescue to body recovery, said Lt. William White, a Coast Guard spokesman.

Tuttle’s father attempted to call for help, but didn’t have a cell signal. He asked three hikers to go farther up the road, where there is better coverage, to call authorities.

The Guam Fire Department scanned the land near the shore, while the Coast Guard searched the ocean and nearby caves Sunday. A Navy helicopter also searched the water before rough seas led officials to call off the search Sunday night.

The same water conditions, including a high-surf advisory, are forecast for much of the week.

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