Man with Traverse City ties reportedly drowns in Hawaii
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:19:15 GMT —
Rescuers on the Hawaiian island of Kauai continue to search for the body of a man with ties to Northern Michigan.
According to our NBC affiliate in San Francisco, officials said Adam Griffiths, 46, and Brian Baker, 47, were exploring a rocky coastal area Friday when a wave slammed into Baker and pulled him into the water near Kalihiwai Bay.
Officials said Griffiths jumped in to try to save Baker but both drowned in the rough surf.
Kauai Fire Department rescuers spotted the body Griffiths off the island's north shore on Saturday, but the helicopter and jet ski search for Baker was called off because of choppy water conditions.
Friends tell 7&4 News Baker use to live in Traverse City. He still has family in the area.