The U.S. Coast Guard today told Patch that the intensive search and rescue operations for missing Scarsdale High School student Tyler Madoff has been halted.
Fifteen-year-old Madoff, of White Plains, was swept out to sea in Honolulu July 4, after resting in a tide pool after a hike with a youth group, Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto, with the 14th Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office, said today.
Madoff and another teen, reported to be from Florida, were both knocked down by the waves, but only Madoff was swept to sea, Soto said.
"The Coast Guard has suspended the search pending any new information or developments," Soto said today.
Since Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews, along with good Samaritans with boats, had been searching for Madoff. He had been "hiking along the shoreline near the Captain Cook monument in the vicinity of Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island, Wednesday," USCG said in a statement.
Hawaii County Fire notified the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center of the situation on July 4 at 5:30 p.m., according to the USCG.
The search included a cutter, a dolphin helicopter, another helicopter, a rescue boat and divers.
The report the USCG received stated "a set of waves came up and swept the 15-year-old into the sea."
Rescue crews searched 185 square miles, according to the USCG.