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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Bridgeport Man Missing In Long Island Sound

A crew from Stratford Fire Department Marine Unit helps in the search for a missing man in Long Island Sound.
A crew from Stratford Fire Department Marine Unit helps in the search for a missing man in Long Island Sound. Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard Station New Haven Facebook

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The search for a Bridgeport man last seen Sunday floating in the water near Seaside Park in Bridgeport has been suspended by the U.S. Coast Guard, according the Connecticut Post.

Shigemune Mori, 32, fell into the Sound when the inflatable boat he was on tipped over. Police told the Connecticut Post there is little hope that Mori, who was not wearing a life jacket, would be found alive.

The Coast Guard called off the search after crews searched for nearly 24 hours in the waters south of Bridgeport, the Connecticut Post reported. Another man with Mori was able to swim to shore, officials said. A Coast Guard spokesman said the 14-foot raft capsized when one of the men jumped out of the boat trying to find a lost oar, added the Connecticut Post.

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