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Coast Guard suspends search for boater in Gulf of Mexico

Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 14:59:24-04

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it is suspending the search for a boater who was reported overdue during a trip from Cozumel, Mexico, to Tampa.

The agency said in a news release that the wife of 74-year-old Grant Neie contacted officials on Sunday when he did not return as planned. He was in a 38-foot (11-meter) twinhull sailboat.

Coast Guard crews and the Mexican Navy searched the Gulf of Mexico.

The agency says "our hearts go out to the entire family."

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