Coast Guard suspends search for man reported missing near Little Sodus Bay

9th Coast Guard District NewsCLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday for a 21-year-old man who was last seen leaving a waterfront tavern in Sodus Point, N.Y., Tuesday morning.

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Coast Guardsmen searched a total of 585 square miles during the past 25 hours using an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Detroit, a Canadian CC-130 Hercules plane, a Canadian Griffon helicopter, a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from U.S. Coast Guard Station Sodus Point and another RB-S from U.S. Coast Guard Station Oswego, N.Y.

Also assisting with the search were Wayne County Sheriffs and other local emergency responders.

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.

The Coast Guard can resume a search if credible information is received that a person reported missing might have survived.

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