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Coast Guard suspends search for Maui diver

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The Coast Guard suspended the joint search for a missing 40-year-old free diver off Hana.

Josh Goodwin remains missing.

In a news release, Capt. Michael Long, commander of the Coast Guard in Honolulu, said, “The decision to suspend a search is one of the hardest decisions a commanding officer has to make.”

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Josh’s family and friends during this difficult time,” he said.

The search for Goodwin spanned more than 1,950 square miles before the Coast Guard suspended the joint search Sunday night.

Goodwin was reported missing Thursday. The Maui Fire Department deployed a helicopter and divers to search for him. The Coast Guard also responded with its MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and two boats — the Kittiwake and Galveston Island.

The Navy’s P-3 Orion crew as well as a Marine MH-60 helicopter crew from Kaneohe Bay also assisted in the search.

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