Coast Guard searches for tourist helicopter that went missing in Hawaii

A tourist helicopter went missing off Kauai’s Napali coast in Hawaii on Thursday.

There were seven people on board, including the pilot and six passengers, two of whom were believed to be children.

Coast Guard crews searched for the aircraft after it failed to return from a tour.

Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Cox, of Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center Honolulu, said harsh weather made the effort “challenging” due to low visibility and high wind gusts.

The helicopter has an electronic locator, but authorities said they had received no signals from it.

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