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Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing boater in Newport Harbor

The US Coast Guard has suspended their search for a possible missing boater in Newport Harbor pending further information.

On Monday at 3:50pm, the Coast Guard received what they believed to be a distress call from a man requesting help in Newport Harbor. Rescue crews from Castle Hill, Air Station Cape Cod and the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force launched a search effort and discovered a lone strobe light floating in Newport Harbor.

After two exhaustive searches Monday night and Tuesday morning came up empty, the rescue efforts were suspended.