Search called off for German lost at sea in Haʻapai

The search for a missing German man who went diving at a beach in Hihifo, Haʻapai on Christmas day has been called off.

Frank Doblitz, 46, was married to Katalina of Haʻapai and were living in Germany, They were visiting their family in Haʻapai during the holidays.

His brother  in law reported him missing to the Haʻapai Police after Doblitz  didn’t return by nightfall, according to Deputy Police commissioner Pelenatita Vaisuai.

Doblitz was last seen wearing a dark blue short. He was also carrying a pair of diving goggles, diving shoes and an underwater camera.

The family  confirmed that he has a certificate in diving and would go scuba diving  whenever they visited Haʻapai.

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