Coast Guard suspends search for Cuban migrant reported missing

Kathleen MooreMIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday night for a Cuban migrant reported missing Monday.

Coast Guard crews suspended their search at 7:40 p.m. after covering more than 652 square miles in the Straits of Florida.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore crew assisted in the search for the missing man.

Eleven Cuban migrants discovered Monday on Big Pine Key reported to Customs and Border Protection that they left Thursday from Cuba with 12 people aboard a chug, and one man was separated from the group after entering the water Saturday.

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