Coast Guard suspends search for missing Breezy Point diver

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard NewsNEW YORK – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing diver off the coast of Breezy Point Surf Club, Breezy Point, N.Y., Saturday.

The 29 year-old-male went spear fishing Friday morning and never resurfaced.

Coast Guard, along with local agencies searched more than 60 hours, covering approximately 2000 square miles. They suspended the search at 8:30 p.m.

Resources involved in the search since it commenced Friday are:

– Falcon HU-25 jet aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass.

– MH-65D Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.

– Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish crew, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Highlands, N.J.

– Rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station New York and Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J.

– New York Police Department Aviation and Harbor Patrol Scuba Team

– Fire Department New York

The Coast Guard suspends a search and rescue case with extremely great care and deliberation. After a probable search area is saturated several times with a maximum number of assets, resources and crew effort, and persons in distress are still not located, a decision is made to suspend a case.

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