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Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner


NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard on Monday suspended its search for a crew member from the utility vessel Dustin Danos.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Saturday of a missing crewman last seen aboard the Dustin Danos.

Multiple aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., and a commercial helicopter crew conducted searches alongside the crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican and the Dustin Danos.

In total, Coast Guard crews searched for 52 hours and covered more than 2,733 square miles.

"We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the missing crew member," said Capt. Philip Schifflin, deputy commander, Sector New Orleans.

The search is suspended pending further developments. The crewman's name was not released.

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