A coast guard rescue swimmer that has been missing for three months has returned home, after he was assumed dead and lost at sea.
Russell Matthews, 36, a Petty Officer First Class with the Coast Guard was reported missing in October. He was last seen in Pupuke and was reported distraught. His car was found at a Kaena Point parking lot in Hawaii, reports ABC News.
"Individuals that were at the beach park at Kaena Point actually saw him going towards the water. That's why we conducted an at sea search and rescue case," said Gene Maesta, Coast Guard Public Affairs.
After a three-day search his fellow guardsman were not able to find him after searching the coastline and offfshore waters from Yokohama Bay to Kaena Point, including the cliffs and ravines reports the Star Advertiser news. He was assumed lost at sea.
Matthews disappeared almost a year after his wife Carla died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and shortly after he was being investigated for alleged use of illegal drugs, specifically marijuana.
Then on Sunday, the Honolulu Police Department received a tip saying that Matthews was at his home. When the police arrived, Matthews seemed confused and was incoherent and he was not able to say where he had been.
"I'm not at liberty to divulge his medical condition, but at his request, he is receiving medical attention at Tripler Army Medical Center," said Maesta.
The ABC affiliate adds that the rescue diver could face charges for going AWOL.