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Search suspended for Fayetteville man missing off Carolina Beach

Posted May 24, 2009 11:14 a.m. EDT
Updated May 24, 2009 6:13 p.m. EDT

— The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday afternoon for a 19-year-old Fayetteville man who disappeared while swimming off Carolina Beach Saturday afternoon.

Angel Gonzalez went under the water around 5:30 p.m., said Cpl. Simon Sanders, with the Ocean Rescue Division of the Carolina Beach Police Department. Gonzalez was on a day trip with his family.

The Coast Guard, police, firefighters and EMS workers searched for the man overnight. Wilmington police and the New Hanover Sheriff's Office also lent their helicopters to the search.