Search suspended for missing mariner who fell overboard off Oahu

Search suspended for missing mariner who fell overboard off Oahu
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for 39-year-old Matthew Moribe (Image: Facebook)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. Coast Guard has decided to suspend its search for a mariner who fell overboard off Oahu on Sunday.

Coast Guard officials said the search for 39-year-old Matthew Moribe was suspended at sunset on Wednesday.

Moribe had been missing since Sunday after falling overboard while reeling in a fish on his 18-foot pleasure craft, officials said.

Just before noon that day, his wife radioed for help. He was not wearing a life jacket, but was reportedly a good swimmer.

For four days, rescue crews had scoured a search area that spanned more than 2,600 miles.

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