The Coast Guard was searching for a possible person in the water in the vicinity of Cove Beach Park in Kihei, Maui, Thursday.
She called the Coast Guard on Friday to let them know she was on shore. The police checked her identity and the search stopped.
Emily Walton was last seen wearing a black bikini and has a partially shaved head, dark blonde hair with green eyes and was reported to be a good swimmer.
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Maui was searching the area and they were on scene for approximately two hours due to the uncertainty of Walton being in the water.
Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu command center received a relayed 911 emergency call from dispatchers stating Walton’s boyfriend reported her missing.
He reported being with her at the beach from 4:30 p.m., to 5 p.m., then left for a period of time. When he returned at approximately 9 p.m., he found some of her belongings still on the beach but Walton and her phone were gone.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conducted a first light search of the surrounding area.