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Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters

The Coast Guard suspended its search late Wednesday for two missing boaters whose vessel capsized Monday about 30 miles south of Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search late Wednesday for two missing boaters whose vessel capsized Monday about 30 miles south of Cape Lookout National Seashore.

A helicopter crew and a rescue plane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and a rescue boat crew from Station Fort Macon searched about 3,000 square miles over two days without finding Kim Nguyen of Morehead City and Cung Nguyen of New Bern, authorities said.

A passing fishing boat found a third man, Boa Nguyen, clinging to the hull of the capsized 31-foot Fountain powerboat early Tuesday and pulled him from the water, authorities said. He was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville for treatment of dehydration and exposure.

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