Coast Guard suspends search for 3 fishermen missing off coast of Brunswick

The Coast Guard announced Thursday night they suspended the search for the three men who went missing aboard a 31-foot fishing boat 80 miles off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia.

Dalton Conway, Caleb Wilkinson and Tyler Barlow left for a fishing trip on Oct. 14 and were scheduled to return on Oct. 18.

The owner of the boat, the Carol Ann, told Coast Guard members that the crew extends fishing trips to maximize their catch, but he grew concerned Friday because his last communication with the crew was six days before.

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“Despite the unwavering dedication of our crews, regrettably, we have not been able to uncover any traces of the vessel and have made the difficult decision to suspend the search for three beloved family members,” said Capt. Frank DelRosso, commander, Coast Guard Sector Charleston. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our partner agencies and the countless volunteers who have lent their assistance in this arduous search. Undoubtedly, they, like us, share in the deep sympathy we hold for the families of the missing individuals.”

According to the Coast Guard, their crews searched more than 94,000 square miles over the span of seven days.

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If anyone has new information regarding this case, please contact Sector Charleston at 843-740-7050.

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