Bay Area Man Likely Dead After Falling Into Blowhole

Man was visiting Nakalele Blowhole when he fell in.

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    Lise Ford

    A search and rescue team in Maui Monday continued to look for a 44-year-old San Anselmo man who has been missing since he fell into a blowhole near the ocean on Saturday afternoon.

    The man was visiting the Nakalele Blowhole on the north side of  Maui when a rogue wave struck him from behind and pushed him through the opening in the rocky shoreline, Maui County spokesman Rod Antone said.

    The man was in the area with family members who saw him get knocked down and disappear.

    Teams from the Maui County Department of Fire and Safety searched the ocean waters around Nakalele Point until sundown on Saturday and continued the search effort during daylight hours Sunday and Monday.