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Search suspended for missing fisherman

April 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing fisherman whose boat turned up empty off the Central California coast. Searchers found the 30-foot fishing vessel 184 miles off the coast of Point Conception, but Capt. Joe Jones was not on board.

Jones was last heard from Thursday when he left Morro Bay and was due back Friday.

Coast Guard crews scoured 900 square nautical miles by air and sea. Authorities said the search will resume if new information surfaces.


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