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Latest News Wires Why a Hawaii Coast Guardsman is charged with three crimes

A Coast Guard officer went missing for three months before returning home. He now faces three charges: desertion, wrongful use of a controlled substance and causing the Coast Guard to search for him without need.

By Audrey McAvoyAssociated Press / April 10, 2013

AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, File

A veteran rescue swimmer has been charged with desertion after he went missing for three months and triggered a massive search, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.