- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

HOOLEHUA, Hawaii (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued three missing divers off the coast of Molokai.

Coast Guard officials say they found Mike Hatcher, Rob Ryan and Zdenek Cabla in the water Monday about five hours after they were reported missing. There were no injuries.

The Coast Guard returned the divers to their original vessel. They had been found about six miles from their original location.

Officials say the divers were in the water earlier when their vessel started drifting away. The divers waited on the surface for the ship to return, but they floated from their original location.

While they were waiting to be retrieved, the trip encountered favorable weather conditions, but they did have to chase off a tiger shark with their spear guns.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide