I saw this post on Friday, but did not read it.
Interesting because this happened over the week end:
Green laser leads to rescue of Oahu diver lost at sea
Green laser leads to rescue of Oahu diver lost at sea - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
They guy is lucky to be alive, there were rough seas and high winds at that location. In fact, there is a lost kayaker a few miles away- looks like he did not make it:
Rally planned for missing teen - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser