Coast Guard suspends search for opihi picker

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - The Coast Guard is suspending its search for an opihi picker reported missing off Hilo.

Peter Mahoe was last seen Thursday afternoon climbing down a cliff face where he was picking opihi near Cape Kumukahi.

The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday night after searching more than 1,400 square miles from the air and on the water, with help from the county fire department.

Mahoe wasn't wearing a life jacket.

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