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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Big Island police, fire crews looking for missing swimmer

Advertiser Staff

Big Island police and fire rescue crews were looking for a cruise ship employee who disappeared while swimming at Boiling Pots in Hilo.

Police have opened a missing person case for Ryan Ritzel, 24, of Soquel, Calif., who was swimming with five co-workers Tuesday afternoon when he disappeared.

Ritzel is described as 5 feet 9, with a slim build, short brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing white and blue swimming trunks.

Anyone with information n Ritzel's whereabouts is asked to call the Hawai'i County Police Department non-emergency line at 935-3311.