WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard is suspending search efforts for an 82-year-old man missing since his sailboat ran aground in North Carolina.
A Coast Guard news release said that Richard Tomlinson of Clearwater, Florida, had left a Florida marina headed for Maine.
His sailboat was found on a beach near Frisco, North Carolina on Monday. The Coast Guard used aircraft and a boat to search 2,700-square miles.
Coast Guard Cmdr. Stephen Matadobra issued a statement offering condolences to Tomlinson’s friends and family.